Is it wrong to take a picture of someone in pain?
Lucas is suffering from a migraine today, unfortunately the second in a mere matter of weeks. He roused as I was taking his picture, an overhead shot of him with his head buried under the pillow (and I’ve done this before — that is, take his picture while he’s asleep and/or sick), and asked if I was taking his picture. I haven’t taken a picture in weeks and I felt the sudden urge to photograph his state of vulnerability, partly as documentation, partly on an artistic bent. Anyway, I panicked, lied and said I was photographing the cat. Now, I’m feeling guilty for lying and for taking his picture.Advertisements