Fallen Petals (2019) – Part of the ‘Remnants’ series
In a flower shop with a friend and I spot these petals on the window display. They looked beautiful, but they also symbolised how fleeting life is. Their life as being part of a whole flower ended that day. They never got to leave the shop to adorn someone’s space.
Just for this moment, I got to enjoy their beauty, as I knew they would soon be discarded to make way for the next fresh batch of fallen petals.
Working on a new project about things that I leave behind. Things or objects that sometimes I let go of without even thinking about it, but other times they cause a lot of worry and pain.
Lately, I have been thinking about life and death. There have been at least three deaths this year alone that have been close to me and have affected me in different ways. It is weird/funny how something so guaranteed in life can cause so much anguish. Then you are reminded that nothing lasts forever. Life is too short.
This got me thinking about how I view certain things and situations. So, I started photographing random small bits of my life that I will never physically get back, but the memory will still linger on, in some cases.
And I suppose, this is why I love photography.
It imprints. It makes permanent. It immortalises.
I was looking at my stats and I just realised that I started my blog, which later became part of my website, 10 years ago. The actual date that I wrote my first entry was in January 2009 and I completely forgot to commemorate this HUGE milestone.
I will blame it on the pressures of being a postgrad student.
In 2009, I had written 30 posts that amounted to 2,862 words and had 48 comments. Not bad for my first year in my new digs, huh?!
I have to admit over the years, I have really struggled with updating it as much as I would have liked, especially now with my attention being diverted to my social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. And to top it off, I have to be a wife, mother and photographer.
That being said, I am now trying to hold myself accountable that I will keep updating this platform more. After all, it is part of my portfolio as a photographer.
Here is to another 10 years and hopefully a larger audience. CHEERS!