“Film is a skill. A little bit is intuition, when you snap it and you feel it, it’s like – that was the one. I felt it.” – Bryan Lara, Fine art Photographer
Goethe once said, “Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.” Perpetuity is strung like pearls of time in Bryan Lara’s fine art photography. From the expressionless face of a man, to the gentle embrace of the woman holding him in his latest photo shoot, a story emerges of Lara’s personal struggle with a theme all of us will have to come to terms with at some point in our lives – death.
If art cannot help us define what life means on a personal level, then we’ve little else to aid in the larger questions we all have. Lara’s own art is photography, and he is unafraid to explore subjects which many shy from. It is perhaps because of this bravery, that you can observe greatness in his final product.
In this latest photoshoot Lara, a photographer in the Blended Sense creative network, defies the monotony of the banal, and displays a hope for passion, expression, and humanity stripped bare in the conceptualization and shoot of models for his fine art composition. Watch in the video below how Lara decided on this particular subject and what it means to him as it evolves into an immaculate final piece.
Bryan Lara: Film is the skill a little bit intuition when you snap it and you feel it and you're just like that was the one you started building an intuition of just like that was the one I felt once that's developed, I know which one I'm looking for.
I get to set the stage and control what it is. It's going to be in the frame and all begins with an emotion. And so from there, I just kind of run with the idea and I start working off for that. Okay, here's what I want to show. How do I want to show it? What's the story that I'm trying to go with? Things of that nature? So I’m always just trying to keep an open eye for the things around me and use that to inspire me and my photos. I call it like a little tick. It's kind of an internal intuitive clock of that, is it? Here's something there it is. I got to show this. So the concept of the issue was me trying to cope with my crippling fear of death that one day I will pass away. I don't know how to cope with that. Yet the obscuring of the face to show the loss of identity, a small amount of blood on her hand down to the skin color and physique to match that of my own that was to show that death can be ambiguous.
You don't know when or how it's going to come; being alive is such a precious gift to have. Even if there is no point in being alive. The fact that you get to experience it means it should be something that can be cherished and you should do something with it. You go out there and find what gives value to you and you do something about it. We have such a limited time on this world that to fill your life with such pointless things would really be a waste.
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