Time has passed since my last blog. I happened across something on Facebook that says it all when it comes to family photos and the passing of time. Nicholas Nixon has managed to capture forty portraits of four sisters in forty years. What started as a brief wave of inspiration now has become a tradition.
This unique opportunity and body of work is not a stunning array of proper posing techniques but goes much deeper into the emotional aspects of photography. Reviewing the article and the photos, we can't help but think about the passing of time and our mortality. The Brown sisters allow their vulnerability and strength to show in a cautious fashion if only for a brief moment in time. These are the faces of lives, the story of the lives we do not know. Questions arise in the viewers eyes and we want to know more.
I am lured into the world of these women and notice immediately the reserved expressions in the early years. I see youthful faces becoming wise with age. As a photographer, we frequently seek a smile. The captivating aspect of this body of work lies in the emotional impact of black and white portraits
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