Dark Times - Ramasses

Dark Times. Ramasses

Dark Times

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 pandemic here in the UK: The darkest of times.

The aim of the series is to confront fears around the inevitability of mortality and to further explore beauty and decay.

No lives are harmed in the making of these images, including my own. Producing the series continues to be a surprisingly therapeutic process.

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