How I See It

There’s this great quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson. It goes like this: “In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotiv.”  My interpretation: he used the word leitmotiv as a metaphor for telling a melodic story.

The Nashua Symposium’s sculpture unveiling and closing ceremony was held on Saturday, May 31st. I wanted to be a fly on the wall, or more like a fly on a tree since it was an outside event :). My plan was to photograph the little human details and the little stories that brought the community together.  I think Henri Cartier-Bresson would approve.NSS Closing Ceremony-5NSS Closing Ceremony-2

I was told by many of the symposium committee members that this years symposium was very special, but they couldn’t quite put their finger as to why it was different.  The turnout for this year’s event increased significantly.  I did not want to get in the way of the prime photographer and the public who came to see the finished sculptures. I brought my f/4 70-200mm zoom lens.  Taking shots at a discrete distance allowed me to capture the emotion of the event.NSS Closing CeremonyNSS Closing Ceremony-6 NSS Closing Ceremony-7NSS Closing Ceremony-12 NSS Closing Ceremony-13 NSS Closing Ceremony-14NSS Closing Ceremony-15 NSS Closing Ceremony-16 NSS Closing Ceremony-17Sun in PSDNSS Closing Ceremony-10 NSS Closing Ceremony-11

Art brought the community together during the month of May. That’s how I see it.  Many volunteers offered their time–pro bono–and new relationships were created.  Nashua is growing and becoming a beautiful place to live.  Lasha, Amgalan, and Sun left behind a bit of their souls and stories with each sculpture.  This event brought art awareness; teaching a community to live a fulfilling life and to come together to celebrate art if only for a brief moment in time.

Here’s a Link to my full Gallery on Pixieset

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