Hopeful Despair


As the title of the image implies, the central themes I wanted to express in the making of this picture were that of hope and despair. Despite the overwhelming representation of despair (that is, the figures in white) in the image, I believe the real focus of the picture is that of hope (that is, the sole figure in black). I chose to photograph the image in this fashion in part because my personality tends to lean towards pessimism, but also because I think it more accurately illustrates my personal experiences with finding hope. In my life, I often can’t see hope until I’ve been totally overwhelmed, and feel like I’ve hit rock bottom. It is only then that those elusive rays of hope become the most valuable.

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