I only began titling my work a few years ago when I began exhibiting in galleries - everything, after all, can't be 'Untitled'. I came to realize that the title is really a work's final element. It gives the viewer a context for how the artist wants the work to be comprehended. Astute viewers will, of course, look past the title and may see something completely other than the artist intended, and if enough viewers do it we can pretty well conclude that the title doesn't work. Titles can always be changed. Certainly, in the digital era, photo art can also be changed, but that's a subject for another time.
Because I rarely capture photographs with people, my titles will often attempt to pull the viewer into them. Titles implying the presence of people, when in fact no one is there, can impart a sense of eeriness that happens to appeal to me. In this work, I was able to lay down a series of soothing pastels that may be inconsistent with the eeriness of the title, and that's exactly the point. Does it work? Let me know!
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.