Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Stump speech

    A photographer I don't know, of 
    longtime family roots in Virgin-
    ia, snapped this picture of or-
    chards in Giles County in 1980,
    with Kodak Kodachrome 64 diapos-
    itive film. Photographs created
    in this medium were known as
    slides, possibly because they'd
    have been inserted into slots
    in projectors, for viewing by
    strong light. They were popular.

    It has been a while since we've
    seen an image made with a lens,
    that conserved any texture, any
    organic nuance of gradation. If
    you've been to Giles County, it
    it doesn't see itself this way,
    anymore. It just looks this way. 

T. Michael Williams

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