Today T is for Throwback Photography, and currently I am looking at some old photographs from a family vacation. Usually throwback photography is reserved for Thursday, but since today we are writing about the letter T, I decided to explore this topic. This is a picture of my taken back in the summer of 1982 during trip to the Red Rock State Park in Arizona. Pictures are often worth a thousand words, and I feel inspired a draw an image such as the burgundy colored rocks with trees cropping up here and there.
Some people do not enjoy looking at other people’s photographs, but I always enjoyed pouring over old pictures, and wonder about the story behind each snapshot. There were a few old photographs that the previous owners of my childhood home left behind, and I enjoy looking at these as a kid. My dad and grandpa were always interested in photography, which made me want to get a camera and start snapping away when I was old enough.
I might not own an DSLR camera, but this has never prevented me from taking photographs that I find inspirational. Since my photography is often the inspiration for my art projects, I believe the photograph needs to speak to the individual rather than worrying about how the general public perceives it. Thus, I will always be mesmerized by old family photos, and probably could entertain myself for hours if I stumbled on a photo album someone left behind. I would wonder about the stories of each person in a scene, and probably could learn quite a bit about them by just looking at the photographs.