Across every ancient culture lies the story of a beautifully plumed bird who lives forever by giving itself up in flames, only to emerge fresh from the ashes. The story of renewal and new life is one of the most enduring of all time.
Why does this story persist when others fade?
Because even now, in the chaos of a modern life, we understand that sometimes one must die to all that was in order to live new and fresh.
In some ways, we are all the Phoenix.
In this set of solo images, Lisa Marie captures the spirit and emotion of the immortal bird with stunning grace and passion. This is a story she knows too well, for not only is it the story of the Phoenix, but the story of her life as well.
charles i. letbetter is a veteran photographer with a penchant for coffee and scotch, though not at the same time. He also indulges heavily in chocolate and aggressively attacks his colon with red meat. When not taking or processing pictures, charles still enjoys sitting at a piano, telling stories, and falling dead asleep in inappropriately public places.
Beyond Now Published April 06, 2013
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Ballare con la Luce Published December 01, 2009