Consider

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Consider this.

Nietzsche’s Overman.

All beings so far have created something beyond themselves; and do you want to be the ebb of this great flood and even go back to the beasts rather than overcome man? What is the ape to man? A laughingstock or a painful embarrassment. And man shall be just that for the overman: a laughingstock or a painful embarrassment…

I am photographing for the Overman. Recording and witnessing the folly and immaturity that governs our actions, as man. The great expense of our pursuit of happiness and the trail of destruction that lies in our wake. I can only say that I was there. And as time slips ever faster away, with technology rendering traditional agriculture and industry archaic economies, how we currently live and how we govern ourselves will give way to something entirely different.

It is the something different that I hope for, photograph for. Some wisdom perhaps… and foresight. Preservation of essential habitats, sustainable solutions, an end to the exile from nature that renders our species effectively homeless (displaced from the absolute perfection of mathematical chaos, tides, shells, cumulus clouds). The photographs are our innocence, and inherent folly.

And as we make our earth bleed, as we turn away to play amongst our many toys and worship at the altar of consumerism, decorated with the garlands of our purchases, our time is coming to an end. And I am left with the compulsion, to photograph, for the Overman.

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