|A beautiful, transformative photograph.
If I were asked to show why and how photography can become art, this would be my current 'Exhibit A'. I don't think of art as anything to do with 'beautiful' although this is indeed quite beautiful. I think of art as an original interpretation of the familiar, in a way that is profoundly, even disturbingly, unfamiliar.
The composition is sublime. It's an alien vision that nevertheless feels effortless and inevitable, but only after you've looked at it for a while.
I'm a slave to this photograph. It's my Gold Medal selection, with a score of 10, and a thank you.
And I found an old Order of the Thumb lying about in a dusty drawer. It's got your name on it now.