Monday, June 10, 2013

With Two Grandmas

The odds of taking a Polaroid of two women and a small child where all three people are both in-focus and looking at the camera? Slim to none. But that's part of what I love so much about this medium: factors of essential importance in conventional photography--focus, composition, exposure--become minor details of limited significance. Instead, we see the world reflected back in its emotional rather than its physical reality--full of light and warmth and color and movement.What a relief.

(In case you're wondering, that black object in the foreground is the sole of one of my red fuzzy bedroom slippers which Mabel, for arcane reasons of her own, saw fit to wear during this picture-taking occasion). 

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