Living in a void

Are we all living a giant dark energy of the void?

Are we all living in the giant dark energy of the void?

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!


About shabnamphoto

I'm a graphic artist with a passion for photography. I like to tell a story with my pictures. Sometimes a picture may speak on its own and at other times it may need an explanation. I'm intrigued by the ordinariness of life and enjoy documenting my life in the light and shadow of what surrounds me. Be it people, landscape, flowers, architecture or birds, the camera helps me see what I wouldn't with my naked eye.
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14 Responses to Living in a void

  1. smswaby says:

    Reblogged this on smswaby and commented:
    This post makes me think and reflect about things that really fill me and satisfy. Being creative, time with my family and friends, a good meal and a good nights sleep, sweating, seeing results from hard work, silence, faith and grace, a great movie… These thing fill the void. What about you?


  2. smswaby says:

    Great post! Art can fill. So does writing, love, laughter. And silence.


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  4. Beautiful, poetic title for this image. Love it!


  5. Rondje says:

    Great moody shot! The subtle sign is also very intrigueing, he´s going for some spices!
    Thanks and greetings, Ron.


    • shabnamphoto says:

      hey good to hear from you Ron….better still your observation 🙂 That might explain why I thought the shot was so mundane, am glad the moody post process made it intriguing! Yes the staircase leads to the spice store above! Thanks so much for taking a good look…


  6. Uttam says:

    Onwards and upwards!


  7. I like both the photo and the words of you and E. Pound. I am putting something in that void too…


  8. Sometimes you take shots of something that draws your attention. You don’t know why but it just fascinates you; and you got to be quick, because you have only a moment. Sometimes shot like these reveal their meaning years later, when you re-look them on a quiet moment. For me there is some hope in the stairs.


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