Teach me about photography

by practicalspactical

Teach me about apertures. Teach me about focal length. Teach me about the way the light hits and bends and burns-

Teach me about the way a photograph will steal your soul. Teach me about the way a photograph will pin you to the page like a lepidopterist.

Teach me about color. Teach me about framing. Teach me about structure.

Teach me about dark rooms. Teach me about digital. Teach me about film.

Teach me about the albums, twenty seven albums sitting in my parents house. Teach me about flipping through them backwards, looking at faces that aren’t there anymore.

Teach me about horses. Teach me about riders. Teach me about life in the age of mechanical production.

Teach me about Benjamin. Teach me about Annie.

Teach me about black and white. Teach me about color. Teach me about moments. Teach me about time.

Teach me about photography.