Nora Curry 01
1. When was this photo taken?
2. Where was this photo taken?
Brooklyn, New York
3. Who took this photo?
4. What are we looking at here?
This is a portrait of my father taken on our front stoop. This is one of a series that captures both his seriousness and his humor, hopefully the strongest elements of his character.
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
My father taught me my love of photography, so taking photographs of him has always been important to me and feels deeply connected to our relationship. Suddenly discovering these images of him was striking for me. It recalls the origins of my love for photography and pulls at that within me that is so rooted in who my father is and the intricacies of his personality that are captured in his face.
6. Is this what you expected to see?
I do remember taking these portraits, but I thought all of the undeveloped rolls I had were taken of Ireland. It was exciting and stirring to discover that I had this roll of portraits of my father that I could save and share with him.
7. Does this photo bring back any memories?
Not of a specific occurrence, but it recalled to me why I loved the process of photography and how it has always been connected to my father. I feel like I've gotten distanced from it in recent years.
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
I hope that others are able to see the character in his face. It was difficult to choose the portrait that best captured his qualities, but I think others might find his face both genuine and compelling here. That is my hope.
- Lost Rolls America
- Image Size
- 1700x1109 / 818.9KB
- Contained in galleries
- Lost Rolls: The Archive