My Mother's Parlor

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My Mother's Parlor

Postby Maris » 15 Feb 2019, 12:19

My Mother's Parlor
Gelatin-silver photograph on Ilford MG IV VC RC photographic paper, image size 19.5cm X 24.6cm, from a 8x10 Kodak Tmax 400 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Schneider Super Angulon 121mm f8 lens.

This is how she left things when going to look for nursing home options. Two of my photographs hang on the wall at the left. She never did return. The clock, unwound, has run down and its pendulum and chimes sleep quietly.

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Re: My Mother's Parlor

Postby alexgard » 08 Jul 2019, 21:47

This is quite a haunting, personal and mysterious image Maris and I'm resisting the urge to ask questions which may be too personal about it.

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Re: My Mother's Parlor

Postby Walter Glover » 16 Jul 2019, 05:00

Strange that youmake mention of the still and quiet of the clock, Maris, because this a fine example of what I like to HEAR in a photograph.

The TV is present as an appliance to be engaged with when and as needed. Stuck in the corner on a shelf it is incidental to life. The lounges, on the other hand, are central to what was important in a pre-techno world. Co versation and interaction; hospitality and mutual interest. Certainly a lot to reflect upon about life and style of then and now.
Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi

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