Silver Winner

Woeful Hedonist

Photographer

Matthew Usukumah

Category

Black & White Photography - Fine Art

Company

Submission Group

Amateur

Year

2022

Country / Region

United States

This photo is the coda to a five part series called “A (Bathroom) Scene”, which is an imaginative series of events that explores themes of enablement and avoidance, specifically when an individual needs introspection. In this particular photo, the Woeful Hedonist is hunched over while holding a glass of liquor and a blunt, while the Enabler is pouring clear liquor over the Hedonist’s head. The written monologue is in the Enabler’s voice.



"Tsk

Tsk.

Have you learned nothing at all

from your past introspections?



You should’ve known

that this avenue (to stability) is a false one,

filled with pools of meaningless depths.

Can your (hedonist) ego

not handle this nadir moment?

Next time,

take the purer path

to mental clarity.



Or don’t.



Either way,

I’m always here for a (good) time” ;-)



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Matthew Usukumah
Actor (plays The Enabler)
Julius Williams
Actor (plays The Enabler)
Nate Shelton
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