I carefully picked some Western Salsify puffballs and started photographing the seeds in my home studio. It takes a long time to place the seeds in such a way that they look relatively isolated, while in the same time making the frame look naturally messy.
As I arranged the seeds and broken puffballs to represent the final dissolution, the spread of parts, aspirations, dreams and drama back to the earth, to give life a fresh start- my mind questioned: how long do I have, and why do I spend so much of my precious time left, and resources, making photographs? Should I use my free time more wisely? Should I go on more hikes, spend more time with family, see friends more often, read more books? Time flies, and soon this puffball is I.
I left the spoils and broken seeds on the table of my studio. Maybe I’ll work on them later. Maybe not.
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