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SOLITUDE (1994 nude self-portrait & 2004 poem)

Combining my 1994 nude self-portrait from black & white photography class at Valparaiso University ( http://www.valpo.edu ) with a poem of the same title that I wrote ten years later, in 2004, is an interesting take on my views on "SOLITUDE" at the beginning and end of a decade.

I did this and a series of other photos of myself naked for the aforementioned university photography class. I remember my professor asking the class if they saw any religious significance in my image. Then, he pointed out the CROSS formed by the intersection of one railing and the vertical bar of another railing. I thought that was cool that he pointed that out, because I'm not even sure I saw it before that :-)

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