I cropped them square and cloned-in the rounded corners, where necessary.
I wanted to see if these portraits would work without the novelty of the rounded-corner TtV frame.
Interesting results. I think they work.
If I had to pick a favorite type or style of photography, I’d hafta go with portraits.
All good as long as people are involved!
The car shows have been kinda key in my portrait taking and learning process. I like shooting cars, but there are so many cool and unique people waking around that it really is easy to find folks who’ll let me get a shot.
A great little book by Lukas Birk & Photographers around the world.
I spotted this book on IG’s explore. Awesome. Had to have it.
The book shipped from France. Roughly 60 or so contemporary photographers who shoot mostly portraits with the Afghan Box Camera. It’s filled with short bios of each accompanied by a handful of their pictures.
At roughly 5.5″ x 7.5″ and 1.5″ thick, the covers are made from wood and the binding is a little sensitive. I’ve already separated a few pages from the spine.
The pages are all black with white text, which makes it a bit difficult – for me personally – to read. The black works well as a background for the images, though.
Content-wise, it’s amazing. Page-after-page of breathtaking black and white portraits. 335 pages in all.
A very nice addition to the Morris family library.
In my travels with cameras, I discover a lot of round or circular objects, and since my fave and probably most frequently used aspect ratio in photography is the square, I’ll center these objects and make a photo.
We celebrated our 5th year of Texas Life back around mid-June. A milestone that prompted me to look through the many TtV shots I’ve made so far here in Central Texas, picking out these 9 faves.
That simple exercise got me thinking about photography and kismet.
Fate, I believe, is a more powerful force than luck.
What’s the famous quote about luck? Samuel Goldwyn said “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” He was right. Being prepared is always an advantage.
Luck runs out. Fate doesn’t.
Fate is always peeking around a corner. In your face. Even if you don’t recognize it, fate’s knocking on your door. Tapping you on the shoulder. Fate is the wrong turn you made. The person you met. Fate is the walk you took.
Years of looking through a viewfinder has taught me much, but the one thing I know for certain is magical photos are made when least expected.