Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday, I woke up to the news that my Grandfather had passed away at the age of 66. Almost as soon as we found out, I was asked to head up the making of a slideshow for the viewing and service. Although I was very close to my grandfather, I began learning so much more that I never knew about my grandfather from before I was born.

Attached is a photograph taken many years ago. I am sure that this photo tells an amazing story to anyone who takes time to look. As a photographer walking up to someone on the street and asking to take their photograph doesn't bother me at all, but for some reason at a family get-togethers I am too timid to pick up my camera. I also tend to write off family photos as trite, but yet they can tell such great stories. This just reminds me how important all photography really is.



Lucas.Carter said...

That's our duties as photographers. I once spoke to a *very* well known photographer, Peter Turnley, that did combat photography in Iraq and other wars. I asked him how he was able to photograph militants, shootings, etc. He said that despite it being gruesome, there was a story to tell, and that we as photographers have one of the most important jobs in the world---of capturing memories, both good and bad, so that we may never forget them. That's why we're here--to capture what others cannot.
Keep Shooting.

mom said...

nice Alex...thanks

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No matter if you are him or not, I'm sorry for your loss, dude.