Sally Mann, “Ponder Heart” (2009)

“In the late-winter afternoons for half a decade, I photographed my husband of forty-two years. With the weak sun coming through the studio windows, we were warmed by the woodstove and his two fingers of bourbon. I loved it, this work: the quietude; the muted burble of NPR; the exposures sometimes so long that he fell asleep. In this picture, a relatively short exposure, he was braced against the glass, holding still for the counted-out minutes. You see that slight movement at the tips of his fingers? That is the beating of his heart.” (Sally Mann, The New Yorker)

Sally Mann, “Ponder Heart” (2009)
Sally Mann, “Ponder Heart” (2009)