Friday, January 02, 2015

Reflect and Respect

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. 1932 © Stanley Marcus

While doing a little bit of New Year's day organizing, I came across this portrait my grandfather made of a man in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in 1932 while on his honeymoon with my grandmother. In the spirit of Cornell Capa's "The Concerned Photographer",  I am spending my New Year reflecting and respecting images from the past.  And at this moment, this 83 year old photograph really resonates with why I love being a photographer. It is a personal and truthful portrait of a stranger. His loose tie, furrowed brow and elegant hands make me pause. 

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