Is this real? Or is this a dream? I no longer know, as the lines begin to blur between reality and fantasy.
I've been dreaming of this image for a couple of months now. I wasn't sure if it was ever going to happen because I wanted a foggy background and we don't usually get a lot of fog in Charleston. Or at least not any that sticks around for a while. But there was a thick blanket of fog that lingered over the city the other day. It was so beautiful and inspiring. All I wanted to do was play in it, but I had to work. Fortunately, it lingered until the afternoon and I was lucky enough to catch it, just as it was beginning to lift.
In this image, I really wanted to blur the lines between two worlds. And I tried to accomplish that by blurring the lines between a photograph and a painting. I've created some images this year that have a very painterly quality. In fact, there are a couple that don't even look like photos at all. Those are the ones that I tend to be drawn to the most. Maybe it's because I always secretly wanted to be a painter, but never had the talent for it. I guess this is my form of painting.
As this project nears its end, this is exactly how I feel right now. This year has been such a blur, it doesn't even seem real. Sometimes I wonder it it was all a dream.