Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On Going Back

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I took this photo at the gates of Moscow's Red Square in 2005. I remember when I picked up my film I was rather disappointed that the image was both vertical and rather blurry. Today when I looked at the image again, I appreciated it. It really is a great photo. It looks rather vintage which communicates something that I felt frequently while exploring the former Soviet Union. I love the police posted at the gate, something I didn't remember about this photo. I love the opposing profiles of the two police in the foreground.

I have, as you may have noticed, been enduring a stong case of sentimentality and my photo boxes have been re-visited and are in piles waiting to be scanned.

When I found this photo something in me woke up and reminded me to take more photographs for me. This Summer has been, thankfully, so busy and I have had a wonderful time working for other people gathering images that are important to them but I welcome the cool air and slower pace of Autumn as a time for reflection, creativity, motivation, power and new perspective for me.

Take photographs. For yourself.

2 comments:

Kasi said...

good reminder. I've noticed I've been taking less pictures of my family and our life lately. I am trying to remedy that.

Lauri's Photography said...

I'm so glad we're friends.
:)