someone's there?

few years ago i bought john updike's 'rabbit, run'. wouldn't i say this was my favorite novel ever, but the book seemed to be fantastic. just because of the cover. this budget edition featured a painting with one of the most intriguing titles i've ever met. a man who's not there.
the idea of the absent presence (as a perverted alternative to the present absence) doesn't make much sense in terms of physical organization of the world, but has something to say about our very being.
somehow the idea seems to be quite a generous source for inspiration. this original image was taken by talented photographer cum video director matthew frost. looks like everything is about contradictions in the modern world. being a decadent myself, it's not a big surprise i love it.

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