09 September 2008
This title may be a little misleading, considering that my tastes have changed with my age. Yet, I remember first seeing this image when I was about 10 or so. I guess I wasn't as impressed with the shot as I was with the young girl in it. I declared to my mother that she was the most beautiful human I had ever seen. That I would find her and marry her. Save her. It is telling that my majestic first impression of those eyes, that convey such a profound desperation and beauty, has lessened with every viewing. I chose this image because it is a memory. It remains a snapshot of a 10 year younger me looking at a girl photographed over 20 years ago.