We are Strangers

There are some photos I keep coming back to, over and over again, like they have an invisible pull on my heart. I remember the moment I took the  photo of the Pulcino della Minerva, a famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini elephant sculpture, a base supporting one of the eleven Egyptian obelisks scattered around Rome…looking at the eyes, wondering what the story would be if the statue could talk. Years later I wrote a poem about those sad eyes. And years later I came back again, to give it another life with monochrome touch.

Look into my eyes…

What do you see?

Is it a sadness for all that has gone by?

Is it a fear of what lies ahead?

Do you even care?

Or am I just a memory tucked away in a corner of your soul?

Do you even know me?

Look into my eyes…

Do you see me?



Leanne Cole, a wonderful photographer from Australia, is hosting a weekly challenge on her blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY called Monochrome Madness Challenge, where she features some monochrome photos from other photographers.

Be sure to check other amazing photos on her blog. If you want to participate, head over there and read instructions at the bottom of the post. I would like to recommend her blog to any aspiring amateur photographer, there are many helpful posts and tutorials and she is very open and friendly person.


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