Saturday, December 22, 2012
Feel the love
My friend and erstwhile traveling companion John Farnsworth passed on the query, “Can portraits still be original?” I imagine the question was asked in light of the gazillion portraits that have been taken, drawn and painted over the centuries. My answer was “yes.” If a photograph, for example, captures something indelible about the person, a state of mind or a distinct personality, it is original. And since no moment in time can be replicated absolutely it is an original by definition.
With my response to the question I attached a photograph made last week of my niece Hannah and her boyfriend Chris. I submit that the image is sweet as Hannah herself, and as original.