“You don’t need to be the tide to rise and fall, you don’t have to be a wave to touch the shore; just be a little sand-grain and feel them all” ― Munia Khan
The theme of the photo montage above is parenting in its many shapes, sizes, realities and settings. It is the most important of all occupations and deserves to be recorded as dramatically as possible.
The grain or the density of the film being used at times offers the photographer a creative means to convey those special moments in life the dramatic interpretation they deserve that goes beyond mere technical correctness.
The photos above illustrate the following events:
(1) Exploring a new neighborhood in a strange land.
(2) Father carrying his narcoleptic son home from bus stop.
(3) Baby’s first steps in a school yard during recess break.
For the people involved in these and similar situations the importance of the moment should be recorded in as dramatic and as poignant a manner as possible.
Film grain helps me to capture such moments effectively and humanely.