From Lensculture:

Speers_immortals_2 The idea of stopping time and preserving fleeting moments is, in many ways, at the heart of photography and central to human desire. Psychologically and emotionally, humans have always dreaded growing old, losing youthful vigor, and falling prey to the weaknesses of old age, faulty memories, morbidity, decay and death. These fears and anxieties are deeply rooted in our psyches, and have been played out in ancient myths, classical painting, modern poetry, theater and cinema, as well as in practically every other art form in the history of humanity, including digital gaming. We don’t want to grow old and weak, nor do we want our children and loved ones to grow old. We would like to stay forever young. We want to be beautiful, desirable, powerful and perfect like gods and goddesses. Or at least we think we do.

Vee Speers’ latest body of photo-based art, aptly titled Immortal, plays to these age-old sensibilities and timeless longings while riffing on the very contemporary convergence of similar ideas, ideals, and forms that have invaded our consciousness in our media-driven, technology-rich consumer cultures.

More here.