Rachel. Lamp. Luca Blurred. Cortona, Italy, April 2010.
Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Crane) paper from 8×10 inch original negative.
“I recall now how he once said to me that one of the chief difficulties of writing consisted in thinking, with the tip of the pen, solely of the word to be written, whilst banishing from one’s mind the reality of what one intends to describe.”–W G Sebald, ‘The Rings of Saturn’, trans. Michael Hulse, p.186
This photograph was made through a plate glass window, from inside a restaurant, looking out. A 1 second exposure, a moving child, a reflection of the large chandelier behind me, and a very patient, loving friend.