Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Smiling Faces


If you are locked-in, socially isolated, tired of twiddling your thumbs: what better to do than to go searching for photographs. You can't get out, however; so the search has to be conducted from the safety of your desktop. You don't even need a stack of pictures: old photographs have layer after layer of art locked up within them. All I know about the original picture is that it was taken in 1928 somewhere in South Devon. I have no idea who the various subject of this photograph are - but that doesn't matter: we are in search of patterns and pleasing images rather than family history.






1 comment:

  1. That is a marvelous deconstruction, Alan. The extreme contrasts between the overexposed water and that dark shade on the beach chairs made the smiling women gleam so much I didn't notice the boy. The photo could be an impressionist painting.

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