So here is a rather everyday photo of something that’s taken place for at least the past 10 years or so. Weekly lunch with my parents at their home. There is nothing like mum’s cooking…Here she is cutting up the potatoes into chips while we sit and chat, drinking tea.
I’ve used a wide aperture – F/2 and an ISO of 400 when maybe I should have shot at f/5.6 with a higher ISO to get the whole image sharper rather than just mum, but it works in its own way.
I know this is probably technically vernacular photography but I don’t see it as such as it’s this sort of subject matter families don’t often photograph. We tend to record special events, holidays, marriages and the like rather than the things we do as part and parcel of our everyday. Maybe we should record more of this type of shot as it might not offer spectacle or interesting form, but it certainly offers meaning.
I think that wider aperture that allows focus n your mum also matches her concentrated focus on chopping the potatoes. I agree with you about this type of shot which is warm, homely and real.
Thanks for the comment Catherine. As I get older I appreciate just how lucky I am to have both parent still around and enjoying each others company.
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