|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.