Fantastic submissions for the NEM Memories action, it was hard to make choices, here are my top eight, congrats to the authors
Federica Corbelli (Lubaluft)
Federica Corbelli's tales of abandonment are always imbued with memories; this stunning and emotionally loaded photo presents us these old cinema chairs that tell a past tale of fun, excitement, tears and kisses in the dark.
"Footfalls echo in the memory/Down the passage which we did not take/Towards the door we never opened"(T.S. Eliot). This revealing work of Fernando Prats is at the same time haunting and candid, the way only childhood can be.
"You don't remember days, you remember moments", wrote the Italian writer Cesare Pavese. This beautifully crafted image by Jessy Menchaca presents a frozen moment from a story we will never know, yet this moment is lovingly narrated in every precious detail.
"Every man's memory is his private literature." (A.Huxley) @jjazz shows us in this delightful abstract that memories are about people and how we relate to them.
I am fascinated by Andrea Bigiarini's ability to create abstract images and permeate them with emotions; this exquisite image pictures a snapshot of past life through the inner workings of the mind, yet telling us a lot about the feelings that are at stake.
"The past is never dead, it is not even past"(W.Faulkner). You can lose the memory of a face, but not of the moment you last saw it. Is this the narrative behind this powerful image of Julie @jouissance ?
"The more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is"(V.Nabokov). Paul Brown reminds us in this luscious vision that memories and dreams are made of the same essence, delivering a fine example of mental geometry.
Memories can and will fly away if we don't pin them down, that's what Benamon Tame is telling us in this compelling and darkly humorous work. But beware: they're easily damaged!