02/23/10

daily diminishing (day 241)

I often buy old photographs which I sometimes incorporate into my work. Mostly, I just wonder about who these people were. It is always strange to come across a photo album filled with personal photographs at a flea market or yardsale. When we are photographed, the camera is an extension of the person taking the picture and, therefore, it is intimate. We are smiling for the camera which is the eye of the photographer, or the eyes of our loved ones to whom we will give the photograph. Old photographs are fascinating, documenting not only a person, but fashion, hair styles, a time period. What will my photographs tell the person who comes across them in the bottom of a cardboard box someday?

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~ by cmclaurin on February 23, 2010.

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