A photo a day – surreal moments

Those of you that read this blog regularly will know that we sorted out our back garden recently. Karen was advised that we needed to keep the new lawn watered so that the turf grew roots into the soil below and has been religiously watering the garden. Accordingly, it was with great amusement that she called me to the garden this morning to find that we had watered the grass so well for so long that little mushrooms had begun to grow in some areas. Attaining the perfect green lush lawn appears to sit on a narrow band just between a brown dry one and one populated by toadstools. Anyway the issue brought some light hearted relief to the day and it seemed just a little surreal juxtaposed against my just having got off the phone with the palliative care staff at the hospital about mum’s terminal cancer.

It’s for that reason that I have taken my reference from Richard Mosse’s INFRA series of images (link) as they were both sublime and a little surreal (mine is just the latter). I think Humankind spends most of its time trying to make sense out of the chaos and inconsistencies of life rather than accept the fact that it is messy and moments of horror and happiness can coexist within the same moment and so I wanted to present an image that offered some visual inconsistency to represent this, hence the surreal colour of the grass.


About Pete

South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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