Wednesday, August 8, 2007
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Cleaning out closets is no one’s idea of entertainment. On the other hand, occasionally that usually dreaded process produces a forgotten treasure or a long-lost item once the subject of a long and arduous search (of course, you may no longer need it—but that’s another issue). Sometimes the payoff for the unpleasant task is the sweetness of memories evoked by the unexpected encounter with pieces of the past. Sorting through my image files is a similar experience—but without that nasty dust that collects in closets. During the last couple of weeks, I have encountered surprises, disappointments, nostalgia, and the inevitable frustrations of any sorting and organizing project. On the whole, it has, thus far, been satisfying. Over the next week or two, you are likely to see here some images that were shot in the past—some quite recently, some a year or two ago. Several were already processed; others had been set aside for some vague and open-ended “later”. I hope you will enjoy with me some of the rewards from the ongoing clean-up mission.