A blurry, dodgy vision of death

For most people, certain subjects are best left alone. Such is the case with death.

Contemplating the pretty but lonely and somewhat abandoned stone figures at a cemetery in Lisbon, I suddenly realized how I was deliberately ignoring their true meaning and purpose. I was trying to concentrate on the visual aspects that stroke me as interesting but in fact I was missing the point. Those figures were carved by grief and heartache more than by a quest to achieve beauty.

So, I decided to adopt the intentionally shortsighted vision that we all sometimes embrace when a subject is uncomfortable…

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All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography. 2013

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5 responses

  1. What a great perspective! Gloriously interesting shots.

    February 16, 2013 at 08:15

    • António Marques

      Thank you very much!

      February 17, 2013 at 13:01

  2. An interesting journey – I like the use of focusing.

    February 16, 2013 at 12:13

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Mike. Large aperture lens permit these kind of selective focusing and I´m still learnirng how to take advantage of it…

      February 17, 2013 at 13:04

  3. Artistic vision of uncomfortable subject. Nice compositions and DOF.

    February 17, 2013 at 15:20

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