Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


Joseph Pucci, Throggs Neck, New York
Member Since August 2008
Artist Statement It's odd how we can go through our lives and not notice those things which have been a constant. Only recently have I noticed what has been a constant through my life.

A few years ago I was looking at an old photo album with my Mother and realized that the pictures were fading a way. With my background in computers, I went about the task of scanning in all the photos that my Mother had. I thought, "This will be easy, how long could it take". How wrong I was, needless to say, I'm still scanning in photos and cleaning up pictures.

But I discovered something about a third of the way in to the project and it was a revelation. As I scanned in the photographs I leaned to recognize who the photographer was for most of the pictures. Mostly it was my Father behind the camera. At some point I realized that their was another person who was contributing to the collection but I couldn't figure out who it was until I took a break from scanning in pictures. At this point I had amassed a large collection of scanned images which all needed to be cleaned up in one form or another. It was during this cleaning up process that I discovered who my mystery photographers identity. My mystery photographers image was caught in the reflection of a mirror. To my surprise, I was the photographer. Their I was, standing on chair with a Browning Box camera in hand. When I asked my Mother about this she told me that my father had given the old camera. I don't recall any of it and I'm not surprised because I was just a small child but it was a good starting point for me.

As I said earlier, this was a revelation for me. I had not realized the roll photography had played in my life. The Camera became a silent observer of life. It saw and captured moments.

My Father had told me, "the Camera is like a time machine, its pictures can take you to people, places and times that are forever, the images live forever"

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Product No 1599329
Subjects Animals, Birds
Style Realism
Medium
Tags Joseph, Pucci, bird, bronx, zoo