The ebb and flow of time seems to accelerate the older you get. What once were the long days of summer that dragged on and on until your bored adolescent self was almost happy that a near school year was around the corner, now seems to speed by before you can bat an eyelash. The years roll by faster and faster until suddenly you find yourself looking back on your life and wonder, how did I get here?
Time, it is a fragile and tenuous commodity that is of limited supply for each person and thing. As each season passes, the transitory nature of time can be seen in the world around us. Such is the theme of the series, ‘Textures of Time’ by French photographer Julian Palast.
Using elements of the natural world, Palast examines the transformation of basic substances, from ice to water, seedlings to dying leaves, fire and smoke. Each of the 12 pieces in the series form a stark reminder of ever changing nature. The simplicity and detail of each image, pitted against a black background brings beauty in the ordinary, the almost mundane day-to-day processes that remain unseen in the fleeting life around us. Palast’s series causes viewers to pause and savor each dramatic texture.
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