Every now and then Throwback Thursday brings with it a throwback frustration. I've had this print for several years. It originally came out of pictures belonging to my Grandmother. I have no idea who these people are. Everybody who might know in my family has long since passed away. I'm pretty sure it was taken in Ohio, someplace mid-state where my grandmother grew up, but beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.
What I do love is the time the photographer took to set up a group pose like this. There's some sweet symmetry in the way he's set up the shot. There's nothing on the print, front or back, to tell me who took the shot, but I love the serious expressions. Even the kids look like they're about to get their teeth drilled. I can guarantee nobody was cracking jokes to get them to smile!
Because my grandmother saved the print all those years, I'm assuming they're family, but who knows - they could be your relatives! Feel free to let me know if you recognize any long lost family members or even the house.
Regardless of who this is, Throwback Thursdays are a kick. Use them as a marketing tool in your blogs to remind readers of the importance of capturing memories, especially as we go into the graduation, Father's Day and the July 4 holiday season!
And, as always, take a few minutes to today to search for a Throwback - it's a fun reminder of the importance of memories and the responsibility we all share as members of the photographic industry. Plus, it's a great way to just take a break for a few minutes and remember why you love being an artist.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.