Monday, June 24, 2013

Nobody knows the truffles I've seen

“I was like a chocolate in a box, 
looking well behaved and perfect in place, 
all the while harboring a secret center.” 

-- Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Chocolate faces 6-24-13

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. 
But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”

-- Ted Grant

Chocolate faces (2) 6-24-13                                                   

 “Nobody knows the truffles I've seen.”

-- George Lang

Someone recently gave me a box of five chocolate faces.
In the box they looked identical and factory made.
In the box they looked dull and waxy and dead and more than a little spooky and weird.
But through the camera, they became amazingly lifelike.
The sheen on the chocolate became remarkably like the sheen of oil on skin. 
Through the camera, the blank faces took on individual characteristics. 
Through the camera, they looked as though they might possibly have souls and thoughts and worries and concerns and dreams and disappointments and hopes and troubles inside, instead of gooey centers.
Some looked pensive. Some looked peaceful.
Some looked wary. Some looked aloof.
Some looked masculine. Some looked feminine.

That is a lot to attribute to candy, I know.
But if any candy can stand up to being that heavily anthropomorphized,  it would probably be chocolate.
Tune in tomorrow and see how well they can stand up to the heat.