Photo from the back
I became interested in photos of people’s backs while reading Geoff Dyer’s book, The Ongoing Moment where he asserts that a photo of a back (or profile) drains the photograph of the subject’s individuality. This makes them suitable to represent a Platonic “thing itself” (Weston) or as propaganda (Lange).
Without going deeper, I’ll just say that I am intrigued by this photo:
Photo of a snail
Ever since seeing an amazing tiny collection of snail figurines in the Folklore museum in Lviv, Ukraine, a few years ago, I have been collecting snails and paying attention to snail sightings. I like this one:
I’m not sure what the significance of her tongue is.