Saturday, April 18, 2015

52 Weeks Photo Project (52/16).

I chose a theme for my project – “The Simple Things”. I’ll take one photo per week of a simple thing that means something to me, that evokes a memory or recalls associations.

“Watch the Birdie!”

This phrase has become a set jokey phrase whenever a photo is taken of anybody (along with “Say cheese!”).
At first it was a live bird (a canary) to sing on his direction to relax a subject who in those days would have had to remain still in a fixed position for many minutes while the camera took the photo. Then it was a mechanical bird.
Now it's just a verbal signal that the photo is about to be taken… and maybe a live bird again?..

Warm regards!