Category: Portraits

Words can paint, each letter, a bristle of a brush. The sentence becomes a stroke. Paragraphs shape objects. A portrait needs no beginning, middle, or end. When we look deep at a painting, we can’t help but wonder why the Mona Lisa smiles. If you look deep enough at portraits, close enough to pick out desire, they jump out of the frame. The frame is the story. Break out! Break out!

The L Joint

On the roof of this five-story building is a forest of tar, softening in the summer, seeping rain in the winter. Pigeons roost there. Not in the tar itself, but in little areas where vents pop out above the forest. There is one larger…

Urban Mimesis — Elan Mudrow Photography

via Urban Mimesis — Elan Mudrow Photography Fire had sustained, now it consumes in a slow gesture. Fingers—intact—same shape as they were before, can’t conduct. Invoking is a painted portrait, prepared each morning in the image of the moon. Flame like flowers still shoots…

Crows

They swirl above me, swashes of crows, in a chaos of dashes. They cackle, arguing amongst themselves, bickering with the sky. These large murders are new. I haven’t seen them like this, as if they’re scolding me. For, I think they follow me. I…

Binary Stars – The Kid And I

The kid comes in, snaps a few photos of a living clutter, the retail store. “We don’t have anything like this.” The standard review, spoken by the parent of the kid who shares the photo on Instagram, Facebook, or some other app. The shop…

Weathered Waves Of Grain — Elan Mudrow Photography

Every ridge felt. Fort To Sea Trail. March 2018 via Weathered Waves Of Grain — Elan Mudrow Photography

Hi — Elan Mudrow Photography

Feeling a little Hi. Columbia River Gorge, Cape Horn, December 2017 via Hi — Elan Mudrow Photography

Sunskrit — Elan Mudrow Photography

The sun writes a language. The shadows are produced by a wrought iron fence surrounding a water reservoir. You can see the fence in the upper righthand corner. Mt. Tabor, Portland Oregon, May 2018 via Sunskrit — Elan Mudrow Photography

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