Day 81

By Jes • Uncategorized • 9 Dec 2009

I have been working on our Japan photo book a lot today. While doing this I find a lot of images that I think could be used as stand-alone images in my project. 

I came across these tonight. They were all taken with my Canon 40D (which I have decided on selling, and am ironically missing just a bit right now). 

I'm not quite sure yet how I would present these images. Obviously I've played with the toning in Photoshop and Lightroom, and not that I think there is anything wrong with it. I've been contemplating keeping things simple for the show though: compilation images in color, stand alone images in black and white. 

I used to watch her write. I watched how she formed each letter. 

Handwriting is so analog.

Handwriting carries part of the person's spirit with it. The person had to touch the paper to write what they did. Their presence is embedded there.

Is there a digital equivalent? 

Will loved ones someday look through our tweets, our facebook posts, and our flickr accounts to once again feel our presence, the same way we now hang onto and re-read cards, notes, letters, journals, and hold on to anything actually touched by those who have already gone?


Until tomorrow.