FamiliarityPosted: August 5, 2014
Today’s Daily Post prompt gave me pause:
We often capture strangers in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that features a person you don’t know. Now tell the story of that person.
I opened. I searched. I scrolled through the 832 photos I have taken and kept since I got this phone nearly two years ago.
I don’t take pictures of strangers.
Is that odd? I never considered it before this prompt.
I take pictures at home, inside and outside. I take pictures at the park, in the car, and at the mall. I take pictures while hiking, while shopping, and while waiting.
But I don’t take pictures of strangers.
What does it say about me that I don’t take pictures of strangers?
Have I become so sensitive to avoiding conflict that I unconsciously avoid that are you taking a picture of me accusation?
Am I so self-centered that I don’t want to share my memories with strangers?
Do I choose my pictures to focus on my focus without the distraction of an unnecessary element?
I don’t know. I’ve never thought about it.
Do you include strangers in your pictures?