Time is what bonds us together and it will also tear apart any relationship between humans. Is it good, it is bad, it is neutral? We cannot answer that. We just have to embrace the moments.
Two things are great about this photo. First of all – the black and white editing makes it more vivid than if it was colored. Lack of color denotes simplicity just like photography should be defined – art and beauty through simple immortalized acts of life. The second important aspect of this work is the composition. We are taken into a period from the past – we see some sort merchant (from one point of view), a privileged one – who knows better what’s important about her activity. Rustic outfit, accessories – and you’re already in another country. I almost had an out-of-body experience trying to decipher the messages this simple photo offers. Indeed – the author is a great artist.
Victims cry out their lost appearances, their fragile and unstable conditions. Their normal order of things had been lost, forgotten in a tower of doubt. Victims…we see them everyday – most of us – cause many opt to remain indifferent towards them – speaking of intellect and thought. The poor, the agonizing, the lost, the unfaithful, the beaten, the abandoned – transformed into one concept – the victim. They hide behind a face that never states their identifying reality. They defy destiny’s logic. They didn’t choose this way but it was introduced to them. Whose the one to take the fault?
source: Przemysław Gaj Fotografie