Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vernacular: #01

I've been collecting found photographs for quite some time now. Whenever I find one in a thrift store that piques my interest I always buy it. I find the process of sifting through other people's memories truly fascinating, albeit voyeuristic. What captivates me the most though about these images is their lack of context. The back stories, anecdotes and embellishments that typically accompany these images in the possession of their original owners no longer provide any frame of reference.

Anyways, I thought I'd kick off this new vernacular series with an image that I've spent the last few days returning to again and again. Truly an amazing portrait...

Photographer Unknown