’Love is the voice under all silences,
the hope which has no opposite in fear;
the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:
the truth more first than sun, more last than star.’
- E.E. Cummings
'Voice' is a very early
self portrait. One of my first.’ Hannah tells us.
It's also one of my most both requested
and asked about. She smiles;
They want to know if I can really make
a heart shape with my lips like that.
Years after I had photographed it,
it turned out to have pulled my real life love in
all the way over at Saatchi Gallery in London
and now the words of E.E. Cummings make
even more sense.
.. And yes, I can.