Candy Machines Tell Stories of Eternal Summer, but Look Sad in Autumn

By: sannekurz

Oct 22 2012

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Category: cities, photography, reportage


Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II


7 comments on “Candy Machines Tell Stories of Eternal Summer, but Look Sad in Autumn”

  1. Very cool vintage machine! I like that you see emotion in candy machines 🙂

    • Sometimes, I find candy machines hanging at walls or fences, filled, but so untouched, that it makes me think someone forgot them there when I was little.

  2. The title could be a haiku. Fascinating and emotive post. 🙂

    • Almost all of my personal film work revolves around memory and the loss of things that have been. As time and things are passing, things change, but we still remember something that was. Like our parents, that are now old, but we still think of them as the young people they were when we were little…and they were perhaps the age we are now…
      Am I writing something that makes vaguely sense?
      I’m English 2nd language. And I often do talk quite a lot.
      But I do find it much easier to express what I feel in images.
      Thank you for your lovely comment.
      Since I took this picture, the candy machine keeps looking at me sadly when I cycle past, as if it would wanna say: “Why don’t you take me with you to a warm and lovely place?”

      • Understand completely. I am now sorting through old family photographs. As you said, our memory of family/parents can be frozen in a bubble. There are times when we become painfully aware that time is passing. A simple object, a song, or an image can suddenly jolt/remind us that we are in a flow of moments.

      • I hope to share some of your memories on your blog. It would be lovely to see your crossing at the ford of your river of moments flowing past.

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