Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman
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Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman

Noodles #1, 2013, from the portfolio Scanned. Photo by Tom Goodman

(cont.) Many of the images in the Scanned portfolio began during my shopping trips to Asian groceries (I used to cook Chinese food exclusively for eight years). The rows upon rows of noodles were fascinating to me and I thought, 'Why not scan them and see how they look?' The images in the Courtship series evolved after I cleared out my mother's apartment following her death and found every letter she and my father had exchanged. The appearance of the letters themselves, the aged envelopes, postmarks from the period just prior to and during WWII, the quality of the handwriting all made the letters' appearances as well as their content very fascinating to me.