Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mystery Shutterbug

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
-Albert Einstein
Many months ago I found a wonderful collection of photographs as I was gathering for a market. The collection was a huge stack, heavy with memory and purpose. I have never found any evidence of who took them.
As I visually took in each photograph (probably 300) it was clear our mystery photographer traveled far and wide taking pictures of beauty in all it's coarseness, vastness and splendor.  
I put them in a binder and have sold many to customers. I enjoy watching them page through these memories captured so eloquently and honestly by someone I will never know. Perhaps you will page through and find a photograph that speaks to your sense of adventure.

I kept one for myself. It's of a special, almost secret place to most tourists. A cafe that overlooks the river Seine and the Grand Palais. It was taken many years ago, but I imagine that we have sat in the very spot that this person did sipping on a cafe and taking in the sites of Paris.


You can find the works of this mystery photographer at this week's Shabby Shabique market.  We hope to see you there!

Shabique market hours:


Thursday, August 9:              5pm-8pm
Friday, August 10:                  11am-2pm
Saturday, August 11:             10am-4pm
Sunday, August 12:                 Noon-4pm


Au revoir,
Anastasia

2 comments:

  1. Lovely! It's amazing to think of these pictures having a second life... :)

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  2. Don't these pictures just make your heart happy? Knowing how much you love photography...I knew you would enjoy the story. Thanks for taking the time to read about our mystery shutterbug. miss you.

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