In today's world, we use our phones to snap pictures of everything.
We filter the heck out of them and make cool artsy things to post on social media.
But how often do we snap a moment that is truly breathtaking?
Not often, if EVER at all.
Photography done well, is ART at its finest.
And this photo by Anuar Patjane Floriuk is one of the greatest I have ever seen.
Not only because of the gorgeousness of the whale and its gigantic size near the diver, but also because of the parallels between the two: The bubbles above the diver's head, the small fish above the whale's head, the open legs of the diver, the open fins of the whale, and the way the whale and the diver turn to each other with mutual curiosity and ease. Even though the image is dark - I see no fear in it.
I see wonder. I see care. I see playfulness.
I don't see a man and a beast in this image -
I see connection. I see nature. I see LOVE.
*'A Family Portrait' by Anuar Patjane Floriuk
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman