September 25, 2009

Donner l'envie d'y aller

I think a good photograph makes you feel something.

Someone was looking at my (printed) photo album the other day, at some photos of Greece. They saw a café, a dog, and a Greek pastry. He said "These are great, Kate." I said thanks. Then he said "I want to go to this café. I want to cuddle this dog, and I want to eat this pastry."

That was the best compliment I'd ever received. In French this is known as donner l'envie d'y aller, to give an inclination to go there. And when I take photos of places I've been, that's what I want to do. I want people to feel some of what I felt when I took it.

Coming shortly: Spain. Let me know how you feel!

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