Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Ephemeral views/ephemeral blues
We live in a city that is teeming with people and the things we create and use -- the concrete and metal structures, cars, advertisements, artificial lights, smoke, and noise -- the pollution and over-stimulation that defines life in urban areas. Once in a while, though, I'm amazed by how parts of this city can be so quietly beautiful, with trees, earth, and sky filling the landscape. However, due to over-development and bad urban planning, places like this are hard to come by.
Through photography, I try to capture and document some of this beauty -- while it lasts. A sadness fills me as I think of reported plans to "develop" these areas, thus introducing more structures, cars, and pollution and destroying the little bit of nature that still exists. Looking ahead, I can't help but wonder what these landscapes will look like 10-20 years from now.
Remarkably, the words from Joni's song still ring true: Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.
*Scenes in Quezon City
Posted by Jo at 9:23 AM