In 1996 after returning from the US-Mexico border, I showed my new work to Rebecca, who I’d been seeing for some six months. When we came to this photograph from Nuevo Laredo, Rebecca smiled bemusedly and said, “muy romantico.” Looking again, I began to see that it does indeed strike a different note. Although inhabited by those deep shadows that characterize much of my border work, this particular photograph is quieter, more lyrical. It’s as if its human moments - the couple embracing, the father holding his child - somehow manage to keep the darkness at bay, if only briefly. Photographers don’t just find photographs; sometimes photographs find photographers. In retrospect, it hardly seems surprising that this photograph found me when it did - as I was falling for the remarkable woman and lyrical photographer who’s the love of my life. - AW [Alex Webb, Nuevo Laredo, 1996] #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCulture #PhotoLondonFair16 #AlexWebb #RebeccaNorrisWebb #Selections #🔴📷 @webb_norriswebb



In 1996 after returning from the US-Mexico border, I showed my new work to Rebecca, who I’d been seeing for some six months. When we came to this photograph from Nuevo Laredo, Rebecca smiled bemusedly and said, “muy romantico.” Looking again, I began to see that it does indeed strike a different note. Although inhabited by those deep shadows that characterize much of my border work, this particular photograph is quieter, more lyrical. It’s as if its human moments - the couple embracing, the father holding his child - somehow manage to keep the darkness at bay, if only briefly. Photographers don’t just find photographs; sometimes photographs find photographers. In retrospect, it hardly seems surprising that this photograph found me when it did - as I was falling for the remarkable woman and lyrical photographer who’s the love of my life. - AW [Alex Webb, Nuevo Laredo, 1996] #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCulture #PhotoLondonFair16 #AlexWebb #RebeccaNorrisWebb #Selections #🔴📷 @webb_norriswebb
In 1996 after returning from the US-Mexico border, I showed my new work to Rebecca, who I’d been seeing for some six months. When we came to this photograph from Nuevo Laredo, Rebecca smiled bemusedly and said, “muy romantico.” Looking again, I began to see that it does indeed strike a different note. Although inhabited by those deep shadows that characterize much of my border work, this particular photograph is quieter, more lyrical. It’s as if its human moments - the couple embracing, the father holding his child - somehow manage to keep the darkness at bay, if only briefly. Photographers don’t just find photographs; sometimes photographs find photographers. In retrospect, it hardly seems surprising that this photograph found me when it did - as I was falling for the remarkable woman and lyrical photographer who’s the love of my life. - AW [Alex Webb, Nuevo Laredo, 1996] #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCulture #PhotoLondonFair16 #AlexWebb #RebeccaNorrisWebb #Selections #🔴📷 @webb_norriswebb In 1996 after returning from the US-Mexico border, I showed my new work to Rebecca, who I’d been seeing for some six months. When we came to this photograph from Nuevo Laredo, Rebecca smiled bemusedly and said, “muy romantico.” Looking again, I began to see that it does indeed strike a different note. Although inhabited by those deep shadows that characterize much of my border work, this particular photograph is quieter, more lyrical. It’s as if its human moments - the couple embracing, the father holding his child - somehow manage to keep the darkness at bay, if only briefly. Photographers don’t just find photographs; sometimes photographs find photographers. In retrospect, it hardly seems surprising that this photograph found me when it did - as I was falling for the remarkable woman and lyrical photographer who’s the love of my life. - AW [Alex Webb, Nuevo Laredo, 1996] #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCulture #PhotoLondonFair16 #AlexWebb #RebeccaNorrisWebb #Selections #🔴📷 @webb_norriswebb Reviewed by techknowd on 10:48 Rating: 5

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