"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Lisa Jack, a fledgling college photographer asked a particular friend to model for her in 1980. They were both students at Occidental College in LA. Jack never did make it as a photographer; she is now a psychologist. She went to her basement and dug through old negatives on a dare from a skeptical friend and was delighted to find them. She was also surprised she had shot an entire roll. She put the film in a safe deposit box and waited until after the election to reveal them, as she is not political and did not want to get involved on that level. Today, Jack says, she hopes the photos reveal a "spirit of fun and thoughtfulness."