Right now I’m at the photography festival Nordic Light in Kristiansund, on the west side of Norway. A bunch of us from class brought a selection of the Lost?Generation exhibition to display in the festival.
Today I saw a lecture by Marja Pirilä, she uses this amazing camera obscura technique, turning people’s room into a obscura and photographing them there. I was so intrigued, she talked about how fascinated she was by how people live, which is exactly the thought behind my Spacesproject. She’s expanded that by including what they see from their window, which brings the concept to a whole other level.
After the lecture I eagerly went to check out the exhibition, as expected, it was amazing. One photograph in particular really blew me away. I knew from the lecture it was of one of her photography students. Before I left the exhibition I wrote her a note in the guest book and asked if I could take this picture.
Here’s what I wrote, “I don’t know if I ever saw a photograph that made me want to sit down and cry from the pure beauty of it. The familiar frustrated and wondering expression on her face, the faces looking up at her from the floor, the outside world invading her space, yet so harmonically. I adore this photograph, thank you.”
This morning I got the most devastating news. The band that has been my source of inspiration, motivation and strength to deal has ended. This is, in all honesty, my first heartbreak, and I don’t know how to cope with it. But I looked out of the window, at the rising sun, and thought; at least the sun is shining.
Look alive sunshine. We’ll have the band, and each other, forever.