Of Frames, Futures, and a New Year

Geisha Mamehana Dancing Kurokami
Geisha Mamehana Dancing Kurokami

Sometimes in photography (and in life) it's what's outside the frame that is even more interesting than what's inside it.

Although this is a portrait of the geisha Mamehana performing the dance "Kurokami," I always wonder what she is looking at as she gazes into the distance. What does she see there?

Of course, I could've asked Mamehana what she pictures at this moment in the dance, but that would ruin all the fun. I think it's better to leave it to the imagination.

As we enter the last few days of 2015, I find myself peering into the future like Mamehana is here, although not as gracefully. I won't spoil the suspense and tell you what I see, but I do hope your 2016 is filled with memorable experiences, laughter, and beauty.

Have a happy new year, everyone!