When you look at a photograph taken deep in your past , you have your memory of yourself in a certain situation. Then you have a record of your reaction to that situation. But what about a photo taken by you in the street, with or without the knowledge of your photographic subject?
So what do "street photographs" say about their subjects; their subjects in real time, and human reactions to the subjects themselves? Lets explore this for a while.
Let's take a look at a series of photos I photographed in the 70's. They can be seen in the "But Series-ously" Gallery on Stockopp.com.
So just what did we experience by "observing" what was going on, or what are the subjects telling us about this series of photographs? What are we "listening" to while they "talk" to us about the situation they are in , in the photographs?
Are they aware of being photographed? How do we know or don't know this? Do they realize it is holiday time? How does the timing on the calendar affect the reactions of these people in these photos?
All this discussion is to acclimate us to the wonderful feedback we can get to our and others' pasts by exploring photos taken which capture certain situations which encapsulate certain conflicts or noninvolvement in the the world of the present. This helps us open our eyes to the present through the prism of the past .
You can continue "following the past" as seen on this blog or in the Galleries at www.stockopp.com especially under " The Seventies Archive " on this website .