Kids Without Faces

Untitled, 2018.

Untitled, 2018.

Do you remember where it is? You know - the good camera. The one you'll want in the next couple weeks, to have close at hand, when those key moments happen: the parties, the decorations, the meals, a special gift, the stories that will become known as "The time when...".

The thinkers call this the making of "vernacular photography": the photography of everyday life and common subjects. Whether you care to or not intellectualize our activities, it's hard to deny that the photographs people take at this time of year tend to have common traits. Take away the details of people's faces and the setting, the images start to look similar as they fall into categories. Not that this makes them any less significant to each person. It's just amazing though how our photographs reflect how much we share as humans regardless the specific holiday being celebrated.

Maybe these thoughts prompted what caught my attention this week, including the photo above - kids without faces, putting on a holiday show.