Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On Going Back

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.


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.