whoa...that sword freaked me out. I didn't notice it at first, but since it's right there not even trying to be unseen it sort of attacked my vision, and i could even hear a slashing sound. Attacking the "stillness" of life.
I love the perspective you chose for this, it's flawless...in combination with mnoo's interpretation of the photo (the correct one, I'm assuming) it lends a sense of inevitability and symmetry and...I don't know wtf I'm talking about. But fav+.
I currently feel very stuck in a life I wasn't necessarily aiming for, and as such this series really speaks to me at the moment. There's all these 'trappings' of life that everyone aims for, that look good on paper, but can turn out pretty hollow in the end. And it's really hard to find a way to a different way of existing when life and time seems to roll on so relentlessly.
As an image I love the focus and lighting in this one. You are so good at portraying moods and atmosphere. Great model as well, he has nailed that emptiness of self-medicating with supposed 'ast time' activities which rob you of any time to do something meaningful that would actually make you feel better, while the sense of 'time is running out' is all the time looming over you.