wild things


A photo series by Domonique Harris, wholly inspired by the song Breezeblocks by Alt-J and the children's book Where the Wild Things Are.

The wild things can be interpreted differently for everyone. They are a manifest of anger and fear, or perhaps they are the threat of always being yanked away from the love your life may hold. The wild things are not abject to be seen in any one way, they are made from imagination, therefore they are only as big as your imagination. In this photo-series the wild things may be seen as the girls or the strings and loops encompassing them, holding them back, The environment and maybe even the unseen force driving the photos. 

The lyrics call out pleading her to stay, like the wild things do when Max wants to leave. They don't want the protagonist to have a choice- the wild things want to make Max stay or in the song they'll do what they must and hold her down.
There is no escaping those wild things or at least they make us feel that way.

And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws. 
Even after the wild things act in such a way that triggers our warning signals they still find ways to comfort us, to make us feel like we're supposed to be there. Perhaps they make us feel like we are kings and queens; rulers over these wild things, when in reality it is those wild things that rule over us...
"And now," cried Max,"let the wild rumpus start!"

She may contain the urge to run away, but hold her down with soggy clothes and breeze blocks.

Until we just let go, stop allowing them to have control over us there should be a place where only the things you want happen...
BY DOMONIQUE HARRIS

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