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Posted on Nov 4, 2012 by in News, Portrait Psychology | 0 comments

Luca Mainetti Family

To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt. Susan Sontag

The Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums

I always look at family albums with curiosity. It’s supposed to be the best pictures from one’s life but also the will of  “freezing” moments that one might forget. Among the greatest gifts in my life is the art of photography. Because i don’t only have the opportunity to investigate people’s soul but also to be part of them. It’s been a great day shooting this family, not only for their beauty but also for the opportunity of letting me into their intimate household.
Every photographer in my opinion, should be ready to capture images above reality, see more then there is to be seen. When I realized the girls were wearing same dresses, I was immediately flashed by images from the past. I love Stanley Kubric and in one of my readings about him, I came to know that in the movie “Shinning” , he dedicated the scene of the twins in the corridor to his friend and  photographer Diane Arbus. It was like magic to make in some way those images mine. As I read in the book “Infinite instant”, we see things and in some way we pass it on again and again across the universe, in our everyday life, it can be a movie, a photograph a book, you will always find it there again. 

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