Through a Vent Darkly

Through a Vent Darkly

“We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false…” Ingmar Bergman (from

In other words, what we see is a product of our own perceptions

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28 thoughts on “Through a Vent Darkly

        • The photo I suppose is an homage to his movies. He did make a popular one called Through a Glass Darkly, which was part of a religious trilogy of sorts. But he did make a lot of his earlier films on an island called FΓ₯ro.

          • Well I am a big Bergman fan. Most of his movies are about flawed, emotionally and or mentally disturbed characters, which I can relate to lol. And I sort of just incorporated him into this photo. I am getting ready to put a more personal one up in a day or two, once I figure out what shot to use. And yes, it will be based on my real father. Hopefully you will like it.

          • Thanks Michael, I can understand where Bergman’s coming from with his characters. πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to seeing what you do put up.

          • Thnx :} and I can tell that Bergman’s quote is definitely coming from someone who knows anxiety and/or depression. To me that is clear. As for the next photo, I doubt that my father will see it, as I do not believe he has ever looked at my blog. But it is new territory for me on the photographic level so I feel safe with it.

          • It’s sad when our family don’t bother to look at our work. My son lives overseas and never bothers to drop in and make a comment. Really looking forward now. πŸ™‚

          • Sorry to hear. Sometimes siblings forget to pay back their parents or to even remember them after they have left the nest, so-to-speak. I do not know what kind of relationship you have with your son and I do feel your pain here, but in my humble opinion, HE is missing out more, as you seem to have so much to offer everyone.

          • My father and I never really got along well, however the relationship has improved over the last few years. Now my main concern is choosing my battles with him very wisely, as he is older and God forbid, if something happens, I would prefer to have been on good terms with him. He rarely, if ever takes an interest in my photography or other hobbies as he really doesn’t understand them or seem to care. But that should be the worst of it.

          • One sometimes wonders what went wrong in a child parent relationship. Did we disappoint them in some way? Not meet their standards or expectations? It’s sad that he doesn’t take any interest in what you do. The thing is you can pick your friends but not your relatives.

          • So true. It’s not so much that he is not interested, he just doesn’t really care. For example, when I started making YouTube videos about 5 years ago, he seemed mildly intrigued. When he asked if I was making any money from them, I said I wasn’t. He just turned and walked away without saying anything, but of course, implying that it was a waste of time. Now I am making money from it and have been for years, but I don’t discuss it with him. Why should I? He had his chance.

          • Well I guess you know where you stand with him Michael. You can console yourself with the fact that there are perfect strangers out there who admire your work.

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