Preserving Memories or Amelia Ruminates Morbidly on a Funny Picture

With the passing of David Aaron Clark, I have been thinking a lot about the way photography preserves a moment. In many respects, I think my interest in photography initially stemmed largely from having moved so often and wishing I had more photos to remember people with. The reason, when I first picked up a camera, that I initially photographed freaks like me — basically people I viewed as peers — was that I saw it as essentially photographing the family barbecue. Only, ya know, with more varied hair color and sometimes more naked.

This shot is from a Blue Blood VIP set which posted last week. It is of Kellie LaPlegua and Szandora and is sort of a BTS outtake, although it is included in the update. I like this shot because, although I don’t feel today the way I felt that day, this image helps preserve the memory.