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I have just the shot for this one. It was about 4 years ago in NYC. I love the subways and the way you can witness all those different characters. One of the things i love about it also is the way you can see the people in the other side of the station through the windows of the trains. It looks almost like they were ghosts or very short moments never to happen again. Maybe it’s the speed of the cars that gives me this sensation. Maybe is the fact that those framings will never happen again. But then again everything in photography and in life doesn’t happen again… 🙂

 

Who is afraid of the dark and why? I’m not sure where does it came from. Maybe it’s the stories our parents told us when we were children. Maybe it’s the fact that each sense really makes a difference. But if it is so do blind people have no fear of the dark? If not all that is it possible our fear of dark places have something to do with instinct? When i think about these questions i can’t stop but wondering how death plays a part in all this. Sometimes only the fear of the unknown that darkness represents or sometimes the feeling of separation from our loved ones. These both feelings have a strong relation to the fear of death. I also don’t know the method we use to overcome this fear when we grow up. I just keep wondering if the brain have some knowledge that is not conscient and more instinctive about things that could have happened before we were born or after we die even if we are talking about our life in the womb. I don’t know. The fact is: our fears are usually useful and they are like little alarms telling us where and what to avoid and they are built over knowledge. Maybe fear of the dark is something we let go really soon when we are kids and therefore we don’t remember the reasons for the fobia but they did exist eventually. Maybe it’s the horror movies and the old bedtime stories our moms would tell us. By the way who tell kids about ghosts and witches expecting they will be relaxed and happy to sleep alone at night in the dark of their rooms? But there’s a third explanation. Physicists uses to say we only retain in our brain and memory a small part of all we see. There’s much more but our mind is not able to process it so we can’t actually “see” everything our eyes look. That can happen when is bright or dark and maybe what our eyes register when is dark can’t be translated to our mind but it’s unsettling enough to start our defense mechanisms. To creepy? maybe. But it’s also intriguing to guess what we can look but not actually see. Good night! : )

At first i was going to use the usual approach to the subject and post a picture that has shadows reshaping architecture and light. But i got my eyes on this one and i couldn’t help but post it. it’s amazing how these old ladies in this poor neighborhood from São Paulo uses the shadow to avoid the heat from the sun and the effect it gives to the shot. Depressed lazy ghosts… LOL