Saturday, June 28, 2008

a stranger in my photo album

People that accidentally join and participate in your photographs by appearing in the background or at its edges are only noticed when printing out your holiday snapshots. Specifically these people are the main subject in Strangers in my photo album. Found within the personal photo albums of Erik Kessels, these people are isolated which gives them an importance they did not have before. Anonymous and yet, because they are present in your photographs, they become part of your (photographed) life. A man changing a tire, a girl on ice-skates. Who are they? What kind of life do they have? How do they feel?

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