18 March 2007
I sit and bathe in the wave of nostalgia for an age yet to come
I took these photos in downtown Pulaski. The flowers were in the windows to celebrate/advertise Valentine's Day, but the faded curtains and relative starkness of the displays made me feel empty. The photo copy place grabs my attention every time I walk by there. The juxtaposition of the woman in a wedding gown and the older man in horn rimmed glasses, both faded photos that look they were taken in the 70's, makes me feel something like nostalgia for the people in the photos, even though I have no idea who they are. The arrangement also makes me think about how memory is intrinsically linked with photography. Kodak initially started marketing cameras as a tool to preserve time. In a way, a photograph is a stay against time; but in another way, a photograph erases real memory, replacing it with a picture--a "photo copy." My thoughts aren't fully formed on this topic. What do you think?