From The Attic
These days we're inundated with images. Making pictures is easy. I think this has made it harder to see what is really there to be seen — not only in the pictures, but also in the world beyond them. Making pictures is easy; seeing the world in front of us is hard. These photographs made me stop and look and see. I hope they will do that for you as well. View them in slideshow. Look at the faces.Read More
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And yet these photos from the attic are more than ordinary snapshots from another era. As I worked on these photographs that I did not take, I began to feel as if I were in a way collaborating with that photographer now gone. And our collaboration was, as collaborations are, full of challenges and compromises. The quality of the images as they are today must be far from what they had been when they were made. I wondered if these negatives had ever been printed. I wondered if the photographer could see these prints now, would he or she be able to see what I see in them? Could they see through their memories of moments lost the luminous presence of the timeless moments they reveal?