Saturday, August 1, 2015

A Woman Walks Into The Sea

Meagan Abell Photo Collection

Found images, the photographer, subjects, and dates unknown.  True wonderment for the present day viewer, as the images convey a profound despondency - why else would a woman fully clad wander into the sea?  Is it dawn or is sunset?  Never does she look at the camera, only at the water, or the retreating horizon in an infinite distance.
A photographer in Virginia, Meagan Abell, discovered a box ( a treasure trove, really) of unprocessed slides while thrift store shopping in Richmond, VA.  She has since posted the images she unearthed online in the hopes of identifying the photographer and/or the models.  You can learn more about this story here.
So very haunting.

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