Which concerns him more—the part that lasts, or the part that emerges and disappears? "Ha! That's good," Misrach replies. "I hadn't thought about that friction, but yes, there is always tension between our lives and the forces bigger than us. For me, making the pictures directs my attention to this relationship, this delicate balance. We are so busy in our day-to-day life we rarely slow down and reflect on how extraordinary being alive is."