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When Yuan Zhi-jie was a child, Yuan’s father left him and had a new family . Yuan’s estranged grandfather suicided at last. Yuan got in touch with his sister who is totally unfamiliar to him via Facebook and invited her to copy and upload family photos with which he can piece together the memories. To Yuan, the sister is a virtual “data person” in a system, but the childhood memories is still romantic.

一位朋友袁志傑,他對我說起小時後的故事:父親自小離他而去另組家庭、爺爺與子孫關係不親,最後選擇自殺離世…他透過FACEBOOK聯絡上他其實並不認識的妹妹,透過網路請妹妹翻拍與上傳這些家庭相片,將這些回憶拼湊起來。對袁志傑來說,妹妹僅是存在於網路上的「數據人」。她是虛擬的、系統裡的,然而兒時回憶卻是寫實與感性的。

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I take photos of Zi-qing’s Facebook profile picture. I am not sure if she looks like that in person. But the photo looks really similar to the girl that Yuan had a crash on in junior-high school.
子晴現在的樣子。我從電腦螢幕上翻拍子晴的臉書大頭照片。不確定她本人是不是也這個模樣,這個照片樣子很像袁志傑國中時暗戀的女生。

Yuan Zhi-jie’s young father and his grandfather who killed himself later. After that his grandmother does not contact her son and grandchildren anymore.
袁志傑的年輕父親,與後來自殺的爺爺。之後奶奶就再也沒和自己的兒子、孫子聯絡了。

 
Of his father’s new marriage, Yuan Zhi-jie does not recognize the bride in the photo. But he can tell that the site is his grandmother’s house from the background.
父親的新婚,袁志傑並不認識相片裡的新娘。但從背景看的出這裡是奶奶的家。

Young Mother.
年輕的母親。

His half-sister Zi-qing. They have never met. But he asked her to help through Facebook messages. From these photos, you can tell that the photographic skill is not too good, and you can even see the reflections of the photographer in some of the photos.
同父異母的妹妹袁子晴,袁志傑不認識她。這些照片是透過FACEBOOK傳訊息,請子晴幫忙偷偷翻拍她自家的家庭相本。從這些翻攝的相片可以看出拍照的技術不是很好,有些照片還看的出拍攝者的倒影。

The first memory that Yuan Zhi-jie has of his father is the image of his father in military uniform. He is not sure whether the image in his mind is his real dad, or simply a photo.
袁志傑對於父親的第一個回憶,就是爸爸穿著軍服的樣子。不確定腦海中的影像,是真實的爸爸,還是只是這張照片。

Another sister, Zi-jun.
另一位妹妹,子珺。

Not sure whether it’s Zi-qing or Zi-jun.
不確定是子晴還是子珺。

Grandmother. After her son married again, she has never contacted him. Some of these photos are old photos found in grandma’s place, and some others are photos of the family photos taken secretly by Zi-qing.
奶奶。自從她的兒子再婚後,就再也沒和兒子聯絡了。這些照片有的是從奶奶家中翻找出來的老照片。

Auntie, the only person who is still in contact with Yuan’s father and mother simultaneously.
姑姑,是唯一一位同時和袁志傑的爸媽都還保持聯絡的親人。

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