By Tom Seymour
Have you ever studied a picture of your mother or father when they were children, unaware of their future, oblivious to the presence of you.
They are at once so familiar, yet so unknowable; so clearly the person you so intimately love, and then at a remove, happy and free in a context devoid of you.
Photography is an existential medium, for it preserves moments that existed before you did. It was only by some abstract, biological constellation of random events that allowed this child in the picture to create and raise you. Here is evidence of life before they gave you …read more