Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Friday - Capturing Moments That Passed

There's a photographer quote I really like:

"When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when
they want to read a line of a poem twice. - Robert Frank 
Next door to my dad's house sits a house that has stood empty for years and years. In the backyard is one of those old metal swingsets that has been standing without use while the yard grows up around it. I've looked out at it several times and thought how beautiful it is in the afternoon light. How the kids must have loved playing under the massive oaks with the light dancing all around.
I've been drawn to old cars, buildings and empty lots lately. Imagining the life that was around them. I think it's beautiful and it makes me smile, not sad. Something about capturing those moments that have already passed seems important too.