“The Shop Owner…”
I attended this year’s Look3 photography conference (a festival/conference that celebrates the work of documentary photography/photojournalism and those behind the images). To hang around a large group of people who dedicate their lives to telling visual stories is a powerful experience. To do so with deeply thoughtful image maker friends beside you is even more so. This blog is titled “The Process of Remember” for a specific reason. It is a way for me to remember my personal journey on this earth in a meaningful and methodical way with a deliberate slowness of pace that allows me time to soak in more deeply things past that I would rather soon not forget. Look3 was one of those moments in my life. So perhaps for the next month, this page will be used as a daily vehicle allowing me to patiently practice the process of remembering. These images are a collection of my vision and feelings from the past several days.
To kick off my Look3 posts, I feel it appropriate to start with a picture of my friend Kaylan (click here to see it). Her strong, pretty and complicated look/expression feels like the perfect symbol of what this festival is all about—that more often than not, thoughtful image makers have a way for expressing more than a simple set of information in a picture. The truth that images have the potential to say a great deal more to us than a simple recording of history.