From the series of Vanitas Portraits called Allegories by photographer Ben Marcum.

This is a 32in by 40in print on matte paper.

She is entranced with her reflection but the world around her moves ever onward.⁠

Symbolic elements in this portrait include:

  • A Time Piece
  • Flowers (fresh and wilted)
  • The Mirror
  • Candles (one having gone out)
  • Shells