Frames

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The cover photo shows the image „Lockdown“ which was awarded at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2020 with "Silver" in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced.

During this period of the Corona pandemic, most of us are stuck at home. Outside, distance to other people should be kept, social contacts should be minimized, walks only in pairs or with the family. Restaurants, cafes and bars are closed. The hosts have existential concerns.

We live in frames and we see this world in frames. Frames made of our flesh and bones, of our attachments & possessions. Frames made of social conventions, of our biases, of our prejudices. Frames made of our fear, hatred, and misery. They protect us, support us but also constrain and imprison us. They hold us back from seeing what's true and what's beyond the horizon of our mortality, of our limited perspective. But we can escape, we can break those concrete walls, reach out and touch infinity or something we don't know yet. Because they cannot contain our wildest dreams, our larger than life imagination, our deepest hope, our unshakable faith, our truest compassion and immense love for someone. Those things set us free and then we can see the frames that we used to live in.