Saturday, May 24, 2008
Benny and Moses
Meet my great-grandpas. If you look carefully, you can see their cigarette smoke curling in the background. I think candid shots like this one were fairly rare for the era, and I'm so glad someone had the foresight to take this. The taker was probably my grandfather, which is actually somewhat surprising. He was a skilled legal photographer who, when doing the occasional portrait, which he did, liked his subjects to be highly controlled and posed. Maybe he saw something at this luncheon that he wanted to preserve just as it was at that moment--the light? The camaraderie? The leavings of a really good meal?