Monday, May 13, 2013
Then and Now
My husband Larry and I spent a recent Sunday afternoon attending the opening of a photography exhibit depicting natural scenes from our area as viewed from the lens of a 19th century photographer and that of his current-day counterpart. Comparison images of "then and now" scenes were printed large and mounted next to each other. Some of the images showed very little change between the past and present, while for others, the changes were profound and vast. As I strolled throughout the gallery studying the photographs, I was reminded of how impermanent life is. Everything changes with time, even if very little over long spans of time. But, change occurs nonetheless. I appreciated the artistic eye of both photographers and their desire to capture moments in time, knowing that the scenes will have changed the moment after they clicked the shutter.