five persimmon (Diospyros kaki)

five persimmon
October, 2004. Sewanee, TN.
11×14 in. contact print on silver gelatin
I made this photograph around four weeks before the birth of our first child. Now, three and a half years later, we wait for the birth of our second child, with a little less than four weeks to go. Humbly, this photograph was inspired by Mu-ch’i’s exquisite ink drawing, ‘six persimmons’.
six persimmons, Mu ch'i
Mu Ch’i: Six Persimmons
13th century, Japan
ink on paper
(currently at Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan)