“It’s OK to feel sad, scared, angry, depressed. These are all normal and the way I like to look at those emotions are as passing clouds, passing over a blue sky of hope and happiness,’’ he wrote. “And no matter what the inclement weather brings, there will always and forever be the underlying sky that brings sun.”
Before he died, Tim asked his parents to send his undeveloped film to MV Photo Labs in New York, which has handled work for such artists as Annie Leibovitz, James Nachtwey, and Gordon Parks.
Lab owner and master printer James Megargee recognized the quality of Tim’s work and agreed to print about 500 of the photographs at cost. He also hosted a show of Tim’s work after his death.
“In this varied body of work we see tender young eyes discover the medium,’’ Megargee wrote in a description of the show at the time. He also lauded Tim for recognizing “the decisive moment” when all elements fall together for a complete visual statement.
Marianne Morelli said she will be glad if photos sell and proceeds can benefit a good cause such as Dana-Farber, but the purpose of the exhibit is just for people to see the work, as her son asked.
“Tim just really wanted people to enjoy his pictures,” she said. “He was very proud of them and he gave them to people who were special.”
South Shore Dermatology is at 31 Roche Bros. Way in North Easton. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding lunch hours and holidays. Questions about the display and prices should be sent to Marianne Morelli at email@example.com.
Michele Morgan Bolton can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.