his is a brand new picture.
As you know I haven’t been very motivated to make new work. Yesterday I was. Luckily, the light was with me. I took a little walk and did my usual trick. I photographed whatever I saw.
I didn’t pre-edit which is always a mistake. Interestingly, while I made some of my usual angles like cropping the heart of this picture very tightly, I also found new and different — to me — angles.
This picture is one of them.
I don’t usually frame a picture so that the middle is black. For me, that is kept to the edges of the picture.
Normally, when I call a picture experimental it means in post production. Not this time. the entire image is experimental.
nstagram is wearing me out. I struck back yesterday. Some young photographer posted a picture with an umbrella in it. He wrote something about another one of his umbrella pictures…
I wrote to him that I couldn’t like the picture because it was derivative of about 10,000 other Instagram pictures. I also said he must be a terrible photographer if that’s the only graphic device that he knew how to use.
He started to get snarky in this first reply. I told him that I’m a photo buyer (I lied) and I stood back and let the fun begin.
About 500 replies later I returned to say that those of you who defended the use of umbrellas as a graphic device should probably sell your camera and find another hobby because a hobby is all photography will ever be for you.
Grumble, grumble, grumble.