This shot was taken in our living room in the parsonage of St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield, Mass. I just noticed the reflection of my father taking the picture last night. I looked everywhere for that teapot in later years but it was lost in one of the various moves. It was blue with a gold design over it. The couch was with us for many years. Eventually the cushions were covered in reddish leather, or something like it. I remember that table, which was also around for a long time. And those little plastic records my sister and I used to play on our little phonograph.
Bringing this back from August 2011 for this weeks Sepia Saturday prompt showing a mirror and the reflection of the photographer. If only I had a rose behind my ear like Billie Holiday.
31 thoughts on “Subject and Photographer”
Could you even count how many times this moment was replayed given your family's blessed passion for photography?
This stirs up so many memories for me. The same sofa, along with two matching chairs, sits in the cottage we've rented for years. I love that we can never damage it (though we've tried!) but hate that I can't stretch out to read on it without finding extra pillows.
Somehow that reflection of your father makes this photo more valuable. That doesn' alway apply when the snapper is caight in the frame.
I love this photo, and the way it evokes the memories of people and place. You are darling!
It’s a lovely shot of you in a pensive pose!
Not only is it a beautiful picture of you, it has a real feeling of your home.
That photo would be nice even without the reflection, but I think the reflection makes it extra special.
Lovely photo of you made even more beautiful with your dad always there watching over you.
Glad for you you saw his reflection. I agree it adds to the value for you.
Amazing photo! Thank you so much for sharing.
you seemed so quiet there? were you actually a quiet child?
sometimes I was a quiet child. i was always thinking. i got quieter as i got older. mostly.
Well, I said you were pensive last time you posted this, what can I say this time that suits the theme? Reflective?
Your father does not distract from the the main subject, you. This is another lovely picture.
He doesn’t detract for sure. Thank you.
Love those details. Photography is Wonderful. You see those intimate details. Says so much.
I’m thankful for each and every one I have.
Isn’t it amazing how you’ve look at this photo through the years and just now realize your father’s image in the mirror? I do this all the time whenever I look back at old family photos too. But again, I tribute that skill (paying attention to details) to our genealogy research. I find as I continue to hon my research skills, I really pay attention to the small stuff as I do what is painfully obvious.
This photo of you is B E A U T I F U L!
I’ve looked at photos more closely since beginning to blog for sure. And thank you!
If only a rose. 🙂 But really – especially with your father’s reflection in the mirror – this is a perfect picture for the prompt.
I like a photograph with the reflection of the photographer, usually not intended to be there. This is a cute photo.
People’s reflections in mirrors always make me laugh, especially in listings for houses for sale where it’s obvious few people know how to snap a good picture of the bathroom without capturing themselves in the mirror.
A nice reprise, and new to me, as Ibonly started blogging and joined SS in 2013.
I never even noticed your father or the photographer with Billie. So much detail to see and remember.
Wonderful photo. I like photos that aren’t the typical stand and smile for the camera shots.
There’s a wonderful emotional tone to this photo…your serenity, the trappings of childhood around you and your father’s image. Another treasure.
Again you have shown the power of one photograph in reflecting the prompt – the lovely picture of yourself, the homely objects that evoked such memories in you, and of course the ever presence of your father.
A beautiful portrait, really a double with your dad’s reflection. It’s rare to get that combination of the subject and the eye of the observer too.
The photo is wonderful. I love how something that probably once was considered a flaw in the photo is now what makes it so special.
i love the candidness of this photo, a pensive moment, captured forever.
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