A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows they’re being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he’s wearing or how he looks.
– Richard Avedon
A couple weeks ago I went to Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery here in Atlanta. It’s billed as a Victorian street festival and includes music, food, and an artist’s market. I went mainly for the picture-taking opportunities, expecting to want to photograph inside some of the spectacular mausoleums (opened up just for this event), but instead and as usual, got sidetracked with people photos. The folks in “period garb” were fun, but I especially liked the steampunk couple!
5 thoughts on “Sunday in the Park”
These are wonderful, Laura, they feel old, but then you look again and see that they were taken in this era. And, Steve looks good in a hat!
Just wanted to add that the people in the first photo, dressed in Victorian style, were having a “traditional” picnic in the cemetery before I chased them down for a photo… I literally had to stalk them! And then not a one would look at the camera for a photo… I like the effect, but I also think they may have been paid actors!
Donna: the resemblance is uncanny, I think!
What’s with the eye?
Those are so beautiful Laura. It’s almost better they weren’t looking at the camera really. Very common in that time when people were suspicious that the camera was somehow looking into their souls.
Steve: I’ve seen you make that very face at least a dozen times!
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