On the Trolley Tour there are various shops and one of them that seemed to keep everyone standing inside the shop for a while was the real2reel gallery. Well they were serving wine, but that was not the reason the crowd seemed to linger. Real2reel had pictures of regular people displayed throughout the small space and instead of the average Joe and Joann Smith photos, the regular people in these photos seemed to capture the essence of the moment and in that instance when the camera froze the image forever, the regular became extraordinary. The wedding photos, senior photos, all seemed to be created for display in the Brooks Museum and maybe that’s why everyone lingered there. They were trying to decide when they would come back and be photographed.
Art exists as an entrance into a moment that lives beyond where we are at a particular point. Art can be found in the most regular thing in the world and it can be beautiful. When a group decides that they are going to create art it is significant when they do so with a careful and professional eye. R2R does this and when a business cares about their craft they deserve to be featured. If you are a high school senior or aspiring actress be different, take a ride on the trolley and stop by real2real and allow them to bring your moment to life.
address 523 south main street, memphis, tn 38103
david bunk owner, photographer