Total Recall

It doesn’t happen often but when it does it is the catalyst for a singular sensation. I’m talking about seeing a photography subject years after our original session.

Just a few days ago I was at the airport. While waiting to board, my eyes fell upon a person who looked very familiar. In the moment I couldn’t quite put a name to her face but I was sure that she must have once been in front of my camera.

As she was passing my field of view, the memory of our 2010 session at Washington University was delivered from deep storage in my brain.

This kind of random crossing of paths long after the work is done is just one more situation in which art influences life.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2300 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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