About the Book
Times beyond the tree is a short portfolio selection of my recent photographs, line drawings, texts and song lyrics.
Loneliness, solitude, emptiness.
Awareness, connections, excitement.
A tiptoed journey that turns dead-end glances to next door's shadows
An awkward, onward struggle that can never be as expected
A couple lie in bed and listen to one another breathe
An old woman is reassured as a flag signals her death
Two strangers find out they have already met and spoken without words
And a windowsill sunset somehow connects it all together in perfect harmony
The title is a reference to Chris Marker's photomontage La Jétée . A man travels back in time to save civilisation and find his former love. While in a park, the couple stare at a cut cross-section of a giant sequoia tree that is marked with historical dates. The man points somewhere beyond the tree and says "This is where I come from".
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date May 18, 2008
- Tags david shanks, David Michael Shanks, line drawings, black and white, David, Shanks, photos, photo, photographs, photography, collection, 2008, selection, art, portfolio, loneliness, solitude, connections, beauty, surreal, bizarre, lines, unique, drawing, B&W, BW