Wednesday, September 24, 2008

People... People who photograph people...

I do not consider myself a "people photographer". People rarely do what you want, they talk back to you, and I don't like a set of eyes looking back at me when I'm working. I also don't like risking a lot of film if I am not sure that the result will be good. I have taken a few large format photographs of friends in the past, but they are few and far between. With the advent of digital photography, it has become easier for me. I can photograph in stealth mode and not worry about film usage. It has almost broken me out of my shell.

I do admire the work of Robert Frank and Gary Winogrand but have not had much chance to delve into the genre. I have a few photos from New York City when I was in college but I have to get those drum-scanned before I work on them.

In the meantime I have selected a few recent digital photographs that I like. Most of them are just chance, but they all have something else going on in the frame... an irony, a coincidence... and all have an unwritten caption.

I welcome your comments on these as I would like to pursue the genre more in-depth.

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