Lately I’ve been listening to Jeff Curto’s History of Photography podcasts, which has been an awesome refresher from my RIT History and Aesthetics of Photography class with Ken White 11 years ago. I recommend this podcast to any photographer to gain a better understanding of where we’ve come in the past 172 years of photography. In Walk Through a Wedding, we spend a good bit of time talking about the “WHY” in what we do. Our “WHY” is about preserving life and love for future generations. To provide someone looking at our image 172 years from now, a story of a life and love that existed. And I think classes like the History of Photography are a big part of why we do what we do.
I wanted to end with this haunting photograph that Curto talks about in his class of Lewis Payne, co-conspiritor against President Lincoln, photographed by Alexander Gardner. And if you want to sign up for the podcast you can do that HERE for free. I highly recommend them!
**Don’t forget to follow along on Twitter!!