Dark Times - If You Go Down to the Woods Today


Dark Times. If You Go Down to the Woods Today

Dark Times
If You Go Down to the Woods Today

Much of my work celebrates light, colour and life. The series ‘Dark Times’ deviates towards the dark, the monochromatic and mortality. The work is being shot during the Covid-19 lockdown here in the UK: The darkest of times.

Having stared death in the face on several occasions my aim is to explore my feelings and confront my fears around the inevitability of mortality and to further explore the possibility of beauty in decay. Producing the series continues to be a surprisingly therapeutic process.

No lives are harmed in the making of these images.

Pablo Picasso: "And then I understood what painting really meant. It's not an aesthetic process; it's a form of magic that interposes itself between us and the hostile universe, a means of seizing power by imposing a form on our terrors as well as on our desires. The day I understood that, I had found my path"


Photographs © Keith Laban

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