This photograph is a piece of work from my series called Interchanging Nostalgia. This work is about that familiar feeling that people can get when viewing photographs. It can remind them of their own childhood or favorite memories. In this work, I focused on that feeling. For this photograph, I focused on having a slow shutter speed so that the water appeared calm. The flatness from the water and land past the water created a familiar relaxing scene for the viewers. The bright sun helps cast dark shadows on the dock poles helping the composition to be engaging for the viewer as well. I chose to name this piece in french. Être is the verb meaning to be. The empty and open space in this photograph can settle people's emotions and just be.
Held by creator
4 x 5 film
Laney Hancock, “Etre,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2023, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8957.