Recorded Together

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jun 23 2013

Category: portrait

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Focal Length:24mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III

This didn’t get made the last time. I remember thinking about going through the motions to create it, but the camera stayed in the backpack. On the L in Chicago, somewhere in the loop. The pause in conversation perfect for “hey let’s do a quick shot together.”

Of the countless pleasant experiences I’ve had I think the majority are lost. Gone unless triggered. Exhumed by some off hand comment, snip of music, or most powerfully the photograph. Without this rectangle of a million colors, I’d probably forget this brunch-n-walk ever happened with her.

I often just set the camera somewhere and throw on a timer. Ten seconds of waiting, repositioning, trying not to squint at the apparatus on the step. That minute of brief inconvenience that makes looking through reams of old photographs a wonderful journey of remembrance.

Worth it.

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