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Writing + Photography

Memoirs and musings of Darius Bashar. Toronto portrait photographer and writer, in pursuit of all things real, raw and intimate. 

10 Years of Wrinkles

Technology and society have made it eaiser than ever before to remove wrinkles from our photos. With a few clicks we can insantly remove 10 years of wrinkles from our face. 

What does this say about us? 

Are we trying to pretend the last 10 years never happened? As if, none of it mattered?

Each life is impacted by both love and heartache. The two are necessities of the human condition. Each impact leaves an impression both on our hearts and on our bodies. By asking to remove these impressions (or wrinkles) from our bodies and faces, are we also asking to remove them from our existence?

To me each wrinkle stands as a proud manifesto to the world and to ourselves that we exist. We matter. We are not perfect and never will be, but we can be whole. In fact, we have always been whole. We just needed a reminder.

Each wrinkle, proof of both the beauty and fragility of this thing we call life.

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