Duane Michals

Chance Encounter by Duane Michals

Duane Michals tells stories with his images. He uses written text and sequencing to take us into his world of heart break, fairy tales and short anecdotes. 

Chance Encounter is his image of two men in an alleyway and is my favorite Michal's image. An older man passes someone and looks back without knowing the same person looked back as well. 

The feeling Michal's captures is the hope that we know someone and that they will remember us too. It can be taken broader to beyond personal and art as well. To not be remembered is a shame. Maybe we did meet and did share time but we weren't special enough to be remembered. Maybe our images and photos were shared but forgotten nonetheless. In Chance Encounter both men wonder too.