A Contrast Between Life and Death

Snowed Under in Seco by Jann Alexander ©2013

Snowed Under in Seco by Jann Alexander ©2013


Photography excels at capturing contrasts—between dark and light, shadow and bright, death and life.

This was a contrast that shouted death, where there should have been life.

The contrast couldn’t have been more stark. A tiny marker for a child’s grave, alone on a cold New Mexico morning, brilliant white snow and bright light overwhelming the dark shadow it cast. A morning devoted to mourning, for a lost soul alone in the snow, in Seco. 

Alone in Seco by Jann Alexander © 2012

Alone in Seco, oil on canvas

 

La Santisima Trinidad, a mission church in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, painted in oil on canvas (22×28”), by Jann Alexander © 2012. More photographs and paintings from my Mission: Mexico series are here.

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