Talking Pictures
Curious Eyes

Technical Info: Nikon Ftn, 50mm lens, Kodak Tri-X film (self-processed). This 30-year-old negative was scanned on a Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 and printed using Photoshop Elements and an Epson 2200 printer.
© 2003 Richard S. Moseley, All Rights Reserved

Curious Eyes

This photo was taken at the Seychelles Island in 1974. I was in the Air Force at the time and had gone to the islands to inspect the NASA tracking station located there. While there, I was invited to an employee picnic and took along my camera. As usual, there were lots of children and this beautiful little girl caught my eye. She was very curious as to what I was doing and stayed with me long enough to take several shots. She seemed to enjoy the attention I was giving her and did not mind having the camera pointed at her. Just as I took this photo something distracted her attention and she looked away, somewhat startled. A moment later, she was right back with the task at hand, finding out what I was doing. A few minutes later the other children ran off and she followed waving good-bye as she turned and ran after the others. She was curious but I guess not curious enough to stick around.
--Richard S. Moseley
Satellite Beach, FL

The premise of Talking Pictures is that all of us have images that carry an internal narrative that we rarely get to share. This entails more than just camera, exposure, and film. It might include what provoked us to snap the shutter or how, in retrospect, the image makes us feel.

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