Contextualized Chat

A lifesaver. A wall. A ladder. Behind me water and above me, the sky. Something about this composition intrigued me when I walked by it the other day during a morning stroll around Malmö’s northern harbor area, near Saltimporten.

I don’t usually remember how I was feeling on an emotional level when I photograph a place or a person. I’m certainly focused and involved creatively – as well as technically. But I clearly remember how I was feeling when I documented this relatively unremarkable (yet therefore interesting) wall because I was talking to an old friend at the time of discovery

The conversation was unusually deep and sincere. We quickly moved past the polite platitudes and sharing of recent accomplishments and vague travel plans. It was just two middle age men talking about life and its struggles and rewards.