Ron Jude

Ron Jude: Emmett

About this time last year, I was visiting my parents in Upstate, NY. I found boxes of 4"x6" prints I had made when I was a teenager. I was surprised at what the images revealed about myself and my attempts at being a good photographer nearly ten years later. I immediately began making piles of photographs. There were flowers, night-scapes, portraits of my siblings, insects, cars, sports, etc. After looking at those pictures for a couple a weeks, I realized that those photographs, the ones that most of us made as kids, contain an strangely clear narrative. The photographs were no longer about what the actual subject was, but linked with the other images, they seemed to explain why I was photographing in the first place.