Monday, 26 October 2015

Weight Of The World

Weight Of The World by GothicNarcissusI’ve got trouble on my mind.
I see the cracks in the open sky.
I feel the lightning illuminate the pain inside.
I don’t know what I will find deep inside.

I feel the weight of the world
Weighing on my mind.
I can’t carry the Earth,
I’m not strong enough.

I’ve got trouble on my mind,
I’ve got trouble on my…

With every joy that you display
A little piece of me just fades away.
And all around me, the fallen angels hit the ground
And I can’t catch them as they’re raining down.

I feel the weight of the world
Weighing on my mind,
I can’t carry the Earth,
I’m not strong enough.

I’ve got trouble on my mind,
I’ve got trouble on my mind.

Set me free, shed this off with me,
Don’t let me down, don’t let me go,
Don’t let me bare this weight alone.
Don’t let me down, don’t let me go.

I feel the weight of the world
Weighing on my mind.
I can’t carry the Earth,
I’m not strong enough.

Don’t let me down, don’t let me go,
I’ve got trouble on my mind.

[ Weight Of The World – Hurts ]

Fun fact: the embryo of this photo was conceived the moment I saw the tracklist for Huts’ new album, Surrender, months before I could even listen to the song itself. Weight Of The World called for my atlas Zara t-shirt and that was a fact that wasn’t gonna change, no matter what, because one thing into which I put a particular care in my Inspiration Hurts project is styling.
Once the album came out and I listened to the song, I was a bit conflicted about how to actually render it while also showing the t-shirt: at some point, I considered a cradled pose of sort to render the idea of an inner, emotional kind of burden, but that would have covered most of the details. Then, last week I took some quick self-portraits for a friend who needed a reference to draw a sculpture: trying to look like a statue holding up a portal made me think, let’s just do Atlas and keep things simple. The imagery is easily recognisable and the pose would just work perfectly with the original, fashion-oriented idea. I also came across that wooden globe last week, so my Atlas-inspired idea would work out perfectly. As a further reference to the lyrics, I thought of the falling angels as shooting stars, which was a good way to fill the background without distracting too much attention from the main subject.
Contrary to how long it usually takes me to take self-portraits, I got this one done pretty quickly. I don’t know: yesterday I just woke up, I felt pretty and I thought, let’s shoot the photo. So here we go, Inspiration Hurts is still going strong.

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