“Ghosts of the Swamps” – A Collection of Fine Art Photos in Shades of Blacks and Whites
Ghosts exist only in the imagination. It's an illusion of the mind, a bizarre creation of the imagination. Yet every time we go to the wetlands of Caddo Lake in Texas, we have the impression of seeing dozens of ghostly shapes walking on the water when the light is between dog and wolf.
The Caddo Lake Cypresses, if we take the time to look at them when dusk comes, give us the vision of supernatural beings coming out of the swamps to meet us walking slowly. The Spanish moss that grows on the branches of trees further accentuate this phantasmagorical effect.
The ghosts of the Caddo Lake Marshes evoke the past for us. They are a metaphor for our memories, our fears, our fears. Yet we have overcome many obstacles and we have taken sometimes long paths to achieve the goals we had set ourselves.
These ghosts also represent for us that freedom that is so dear to us. It's as if they were trying to get out of a place where they are imprisoned to go out and discover the world and move on. Looking at them, we always have the impression that they have the pleasure of being free and that they can live again.
Caddo Lake swamp ghosts are like us. They walk slowly with serenity and calm in search of absolute freedom; without any chain, without hindrance.
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