Avalanche

Kikuji Kawada, New Couple Who Closed Their Eyes, Tokyo, 1974

The description from the Center for Creative Photography reads: [woman with ice cream cone, man smoking pipe, both with eyes closed].

There's something in this photo that struck me: the wisps of smoke obscuring his face; the innocence in holding an ice cream cone; the seeming meaninglessness of posing with eyes closed (it felt childlike and carefree and random); the body language that they have (comfortable but not touchy-feely); the absence of a setting (it can be anywhere: college cafeteria? an empty dorm room?); its lack of coherence that keeps me guessing.