Monday, August 02, 2010
Photo of the week #10
This photo is called "Kathleen, Perfume, and Tea". My cousin set up this nice little arrangement. But this photo does bring up the whole photo within a photo theme. I LOVE photos of other photos or photos that somehow use other photographs. When I was in college I remember this one class I loved. It was all about the use of imagery within imagery. We watched movies in which photographs were used as symbols or as re-occurring themes, we took photos, talked about photographs as memory tools...it was food for thought that I am still digesting. (In a good way.)
When I look at this photo so many different ideas and thoughts come to mind. I see the whole set-up and it makes me think about my cousin and why she chose those particular items to place together. I enjoy the theme she created, the mood. I also think about the image of my aunt-the photo within the photo. I know the story behind the photo and remember seeing it throughout my childhood. I think about the photographer of the image and what my aunt must have been like then. I think about the past. It makes me think about technique too. It's a great portrait. And now that I have taken this photo, I think about re-visiting my aunt's home. The present moments seem more meshed with those of the past. I had not been in her house in years so creating new memories so far apart from the old ones has made a strong feeling of present. Isn't that odd? Even though I reflect on the past, I feel more grounded to the present or would that be the future?? Anyways, this picture of a picture makes me think...a lot. I love that one photo can have such a powerful effect... such a simple little tool.
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