…the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” – Jack Kerouac
Beauty is so subjective, and yet here we are, with another opportunity to celebrate the beauty and talent of the South. Sometimes you just know, when you look at someone, you can see it in their eyes. From the past that haunts them, to the future that lays open in front of them, you know that in this moment, it is the beauty that has the whole thing hanging in a balance. And when that moment is captured in one afternoon, it can be magical. Enjoy.
There’s a mystery behind those eyes. She’s beautiful, and she knows it, but there’s also a vulnerability that keeps you at arm’s length. She knows how to move and how to walk, how to stand, and how to run. But don’t look too long, because she knows how to break your heart.
This small set was shot the day before the rains came that created South Carolina’s Historic Flooding. The lake you see in the background is no longer there today. Roughly 24 hours after this was shot, the dam holding all that water back, broke, letting loose the waters of the Old Mill Pond, destroying much of Lexington’s Historic Old Mill, including the brew room at the Old Mill Brew Pub (a local favorite of ours here at Alchemist Imaging).