"Go to the Light" by Hunter Madsen

"Go to the Light"


Amidst thousands of others heading upstream to spawn on their final journeys, this salmon has died here at an obscure creekside, little noticed, either having achieved its culminating life's mission or having fallen short of it in utter exhaustion - no way to tell. Do dying fish see a light at the end of their tunnel, perhaps up ahead in the headwaters of their brook? With the camera in my own slowly disappearing hand, I tried to capture something of this individual's shadow before it dissolved into the world's unknowable past; wanted it to be remembered by someone, by you. A chance to honour life just as we find it; to bless and release.
TITLE - "Go To The Light"
WHERE - Scott Creek, Coquitlam, British Columbia (2016)