"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Monday, September 01, 2014

new old photo

I've been left behind in the dust when it comes to tweeting, twerking, smirking, instagramming, etc.

I noticed recently that Phil Toledano has been posting (strictly on Instagram) images he didn't use in the series about his father "Days With My Father" (which I adore) - images he really liked but that didn't make it in to the book. Or that simply help reveal what was happening in his head during the "process" of working on the project. It's really interesting to see them. There's one of an empty chair, presumably his father's, made while Toledano was cleaning out his father's apartment after he died. It's simple and poignant and powerful and sad and beautiful.

The energy involved in posting things like that to Instagram, then tweeting about them, doesn't really appeal to me, I guess. So I stick to my blog and to Facebook and hope that those who want to see what I'm working on will find me.

This is an image I rediscovered earlier today while combing through older files. I'm working on a couple projects that require visiting the "oldies"and I was very pleased to run across this previously overlooked image I made in Uganda. Maybe there will be more to come!

But don't look for them on Instagram. At least not yet...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this image, Gloria. So mysterious and beautiful.