For the moment this quote from Ezra Pound says it better than any attempt I make to explain what it means to be living in the null and void. I must admit though, that I have little knowledge of Ezra Pound’s works or life beyond this found quote and what Wikipedia has in store about him.
“All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty.” – Ezra Pound
As for me, I try to embrace the void by filling it with photographs of just about everything perhaps equally null and void.
The image above was particularly mundane, at least that’s what I suspected when I shot it. I had no idea what attracted me to it. Maybe it was the perspective and the endless walk leading from one space to the other, a sort of statement for the human condition. After almost a year of ignoring it, this picture seemed to speak to me. Of something incomprehensible. I relented and only after the post process, it silenced. I think a sense of the void best describes the long arduous dialogue I had with this mute photograph. Go ahead, call me mad!