Over And Over


This photograph emerged from the fog of my archives. I’m pretty sure I didn’t select it for anything because of the way her arm is raised showing her arm pit. I was raised with certain rules. One is no up-the-nostril pictures. Another is no arm pit pictures. So, I tinkered with it. I modified the color extensively. I made the white color pop out. I made her face sunny and bright. I think it worked. If not, at least I made it weird.

There is a discussion started by Andy Adams, known as Andy Flak, who is sort of a photographic cheerleader, author and gadfly. He wanted us (photographers) to tell him if we made or took pictures. Oh fer… this is like asking which is a better camera, a Nikon or a Canon. He asked the question too narrowly. He defined making as something a studio photographer does, which is to build a picture using various props.

Wait, what?

I make pictures every time I photograph. Almost 50 years of photographing, thinking about pictures and making my life about pictures makes it so. Younger photographers don’t understand that.

Hopefully, they’ll get it. In fifty years.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

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