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
" 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
Aline Smithson website