Regarding Henry

GO to "Regarding Henry" in the 591 Gallery (24 pictures)

Aline Smithson's work and her thinking about photography appeals a lot to me. She is running a blog called "Lenscratch" according to some "One of the Ten Photography-Related Blogs You Should Be Reading..." ( 591 must be the eleventh then )

After visiting the blog, you should definitely have a look at her website. There are many excellent series on show. I had to write Aline and ask her about showing some of her work on 591 Photography. My choice is Aline's intimate and lovely series about her son, called "Regarding Henry". - Mr Urbano

Artist statement

" I take photographs to allow myself and the viewer to linger a little longer within an image. I try to look for or create moments that are at once familiar, yet unexpected. The odd juxtapositions that we find in life are worth exploring, whether it is with humor, compassion, or by simply taking the time to see them.

I have been greatly influenced by the Japanese concept of celebrating a singular object. I tend to isolate subject matter and look for complexity in simple images, providing an opportunity for telling a story in which all is not what it appears to be. The poignancy of childhood, aging, relationships, family, and moments of introspection or contemplation continue to draw my interest. I want to create pictures that evoke a universal memory.

I work with four cameras: a twin lens Rolleiflex, a Hasselblad, the Diana plastic camera, and the Holga plastic camera. The first two provide clarity and formality; the latter two provide spontaneity and simplicity. All are characteristics I would apply to myself.

- Aline Smithson
Lenscratch Blog
Aline Smithson website


Mikael said…
Great set of photos
Eva said…
Wonderful post. Great meaning behind the images as well. Very touching and inspiring.I LOVE the last photo.

Thanks so much for sharing.
cafe selavy said…
Beautiful, of course.
Maura Brennan said…
Thank you for featuring Aline's work. Treasured moments of parenthood and the love between a Mom and son are so well expressed...Gorgeous work!!
paulboo said…
Amazing and very beautiful images that are very inspirational, a pleasure to view them all thanks for sharing.
T. Becque said…
What a beautiful tribute to your/her son.
Ludvig Nordahl said…
some amazing shots! me like
Tiberio Fanti said…
I'm really pleased to see Aline's work so well explained and presented. It's been a pleasure to let the images roll.