Evidence of the Missing
Assignment #2 of my year-long photo challenge inspired by Henry Carroll’s Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is from page 47: Re-photograph a photograph to change its original meaning.
My interpretation of the assignment took me into old photo albums to show the life-cycle of the candid family photograph. What was once meant to convey life, love, energy, can now only serve as a record of the past for today’s generations and, inevitably, the evidence of something missing. And so, the meaning of our family snaps change over time, from one type of celebration to another: a celebration of what is to a celebration of the missing.
Up in two weeks: “Show beauty in the banal” from page 15 of Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs.