Having recently completed my 25th year in business I am revisiting some images from my past. This image is not here because I think it is wonderful but because my dissatisfaction with it pushed me to develop my craft.
I still remember asking someone at the film lab what was it that made me unhappy with the shot. He said it looked great to him—the view was there and there weren’t any bad shadows. It took me a while to realize that there wasn’t any sense of light which is pretty much the same thing as lacking a sense of life. Good lighting has to be more than the absence of negative attributes; it has to have positive attributes, the most important of which is a natural feeling of light which heightens the sense of being in the space. The second and third shots were also shot on film some years after the first and demonstrate the sense of light that I still try to bring to my photography.Previous Post Next Post