Saturday, July 16, 2011
1947 Packard Automobile
Smoking cigarettes before thay became unfashionable... Shot on a big hunk of roll film in a camera that produced a goofly long rectangle... The photographer? Unknown...
This is an ordinary scene with ordinary people in an unremarkable town, yet time--time--has created a mystery and wonder in an unthinking sampshot taken before I was born. And it is time--our ablility to slice time into segments of 1/100th of a second or so and then keep those slices for a long long time that makes photography magic.