It was only today I realise what happened, when a bit more than two months had passed by.
On november 2007 I looked at the sky from the balcony and saw a strange composition of clouds. Immediately came Black Sabbath’s “Hole In The Sky” into my mind:
~Hole in the sky
Gateway to Heaven
Window in time
Through it I fly~
The song is pretty heavy, but the strophe is beautiful; always caught my very attention.
I ran for the camera, shot it and, naturally, named the picture “Hole In the Sky”.
On december 2009, in a moment of silence and introspection, I decided to work on this picture to make it look like the gateway I had in mind. I wanted to give it my personal and intuitive impression, which greatly diverge from what my physical eyes can see.
So it became this:
Of course I went to see what was the whole point because “The In-Between”, as far as I know, is the intermediary place where people live after they die. Exactly what I wanted to say with my “gateway to Heaven” picture.
I joined the Flickr group and I saw that it was about a photographic experience in development by Paramount Pictures to promote Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones”! Yes, the very Peter from “Lord Of The Rings”!, a movie that I love.
The movie would be an adaptation of Alice Sebold best-selling novel “The Lovely Bones” which tells the story of a teenage girl who, after being murdered, watches from heaven as her family and friends go on with their lives, while she herself comes to terms with her own death.
Well, at that very time I became very excited but I didn’t understand very well how my image would be used. I read that the official website would be featuring breath-taking images from the In-Between. However upon closer inspection, each one would be in fact a user-generated ‘photo-mosaic’, made up of thousands of individual photos uploaded by people from all over the world, to show the memories they would hope to find in their own personal In-Between.
It fell into oblivion.
Now, march 2010, it suddenly came back into my mind and I decided to see what happened to my picture (if something indeed happened).
Fact, it happened. The movie was released in january 15, the website is there, with four gorgeous images showing the In-Between and there it is, my picture!
I stopped by to admire the pictures with that wonderful background music and it touched me. I enjoyed seeing my picture taking part of this project. I believe they chose it because it communicated exactly what I wanted: a gateway to my Heaven, my personal In-Between.
I want to have a beautiful experience when my time comes.