I do love connections, and symmetry, and symbolism. An earlier image of mine, indeed shot minutes after this one, called "the Collective" featured the very same model three times as well. This kind of connection and challenge excites me. What is the connectivity from this one to that one? What does three mean? I added many items and elements to this shot, only to delete them later. Eventually I added the crucifixes, desiring to continue my meditations on all things religion, a growing series of mine. So...three crosses, three men with blinding lights, three birds...what does it all mean?
Well, I think I will not explain all of it, because it was created in the spirit of stream of consciousness, and it should remain that way. There are three of them though, and that led me to a number of places for titles...
The Bible is rife with the number three: the Three Wise Men, Jesus denied Three times, Jesus falls for the third time...the Three Major Prophets...in Greek mythology there are the Three Graces and the Three Fates...In Judaism, there are Three Messianic Miracles that herald the coming of the Messiah...and finally, well not finally, but getting to the point, Stephen King's "The Drawing of the Three" novel, the second in the Dark Tower series. I read this as a kid, and the mysterious title drew me in. My image has little or nothing to do with that book, but it's vague and full of portent and mystery. And as I was ruminating on all things triadic today, I think the title works for this image.
model: Ed Barron (most of him anyway!)