A frozen moment that is still valid
One way of looking at photography is preserving moments for the future. We capture something in less than a second that is something different the next second. There are, however, exceptions to the rule. I took this photo in July. There was a demonstration for democracy and human rights in Iran. I’m not particularly interested in politics, but when I saw the sculpture on Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm dressed up with the green ribbon, I couldn’t resist the temptation to snap the shutter.
The first thing was of course the humorous expression, but humour and seriousness go hand in hand to achieve balance and many serious things can be expressed and conveyed when disguised to something that makes one laugh. I think I posted this photo in my Swedish blog the same or the next day, but yesterday I decided to edit it again (and do better this time).
I won’t waste your time with long and abstract explanations of how to look at the photo and how to understand it. What I have said above is enough and that’s what it should be like. I just hope is that they will get a new and better 2010. Enough said!