a Photographic Journey by Meryl

Idle

dare I
stop stare
chat chew sip
some green water
like Jackie O
idle for a
while

Visit PHANTOMS to see all posts in this series
and to see more Phantoms go to Photography by Meryl Spiegel 

©Meryl Spiegel 2012–All rights reserved–No reproduction without permission

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10 responses

  1. Another phantom! Yay ~ Very intriguing shot and poetic verse, and your artist statement on the ‘Learning To See’ site was most insightful. Hope others remember to click that link to read it too! Great work again Meryl!

    June 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

    • Yes, I hope so too…might be a little tough to get the gist of it out of context…so hope they do click and read what has inspired Phantom images like this one…how technology is speeding us up and making us all disappear…thanks again, Robyn!!!

      June 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  2. You know give a special touch to the picture, instantly walking and magic that comes and stops time your shot or you can blend the walker. I hope that the translation of my words have the sense that I want to express.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

    • Yes, Carlos, I appreciate what you are saying…it’s quite true and quite a paradox since through this series called Phantoms, I’m trying to express that we are all moving to fast…so it’s wonderful that the image seems to stop time for you…thank you as always for your thoughtfulness…:)

      June 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

      • It is a pleasure for me to see your art, thanks to you.

        June 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

      • Gracias!

        June 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

  3. Your lovely image, sets off the beauty of your message…a perfect combination!

    June 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

  4. Meryl, what a powerful insight into how our connections with other human beings are transforming into something totally different and new, and the fleetingness and lack of permanence that these new connections seem to bring. We seem more connected than ever, but I agree, that we may be winding up more emotionally and physically disconnected than ever before. Thanks for directing us to Learning to See!

    June 10, 2012 at 1:37 am

    • KT, yes, I’ve been working on this series for a few years and feel strongly that while all this is great (blogging,etc), we are losing our ability to be present in our lives. And it does seem harder to connect with the people that are physically and emotionally in our lives, so the best way I can combat it is through my imagery…I’m looking for ways to get this series out there in the physical world so if you come across more like-minded people or places let me know…xo

      June 10, 2012 at 8:11 am

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