Snapshots with Text
Whoever came up with the idea that a picture is worth a thousand
words has never looked at a family photo album. Questions always arise.
"Mom, who is that short guy with the big ears throwing my little brother
up in the air?" And the answer is always the same, "I don't know!"
Photographs, at least the snapshots that I take, are basically worthless
without words. I will undoubtedly and vividly remember every detail surrounding
the picture that I took of Dave Maxwell bicycling along side the Erie Canal on a
cold windy day in early April 1996, but few others could possibly come close
to understanding the meaning behind that photograph, unless I take the time
to jot down a little something about it.
And that is what this latest project, Snapshots With Text, is all about - take a
few photographs and then jot down a little something about each of them. What I hope
to accomplish is to present to the viewer a "typical" family photo-album but without
the need of its owner to be present to act as narrator/historian. I want
to be able to answer those "mom, who is that funny looking guy?" type questions
years after mom ain't around to answer them.