Welcome to the new photo project that I am participating in with some of my best pals. The deal is that each month one person will select one of their photos and share it with us. No information is given about the photo – we are simply supposed to take it in and then respond to it with our own photographs. It’s a little like a jazz riff. We all take something different from the selected photo and share our unique perspectives. So – here is this month’s photo by Tara Romasanta.
Now although I don’t know the context of this photo I do know these two little boys and I know they are brothers. What I took from this photo is a sense of love, security, family, strength and the feeling that these two will have each other’s backs…through thick and thin. I also know these two boys are very well loved and taken care of by their family. These boys have bright futures and will have each other to see them through their own life journeys. My response to these thoughts was to look at the idea of people who do not have this kind of support and love in their lives – people who might feel alone. I explored this theme in downtown Vancouver. I chose to capture those who looked lonely or were alone. Without knowing their stories, these photographs are taken with license for interpretation by the viewer.
Head over to see how Meghan Davidson riffed on the photo….