Late in the Day #2 began as a photograph of the changing autumnal leaves in a park. After a process of digital and manual manipulation and re-photographing it became a meditation on time and the impermanence of all things. Influenced by the Japanese concept of ‘cut-continuity’ where a break or breath becomes the axis on which the meaning is made (such as in cut flowers or a haiku poem); I have introduced the blur in the middle of the image by moving the folded print when re-photographing. This is suggestive of our involvement in the process of seeing and our responsibilities that come with the control and manipulation of the world around us. As much as all things never stay the same, it is worth considering our role in their passing.

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Image detail: Gary Ramage