I love portraits of people.
I love taking them.
I love looking at them.
I can’t remember where I read it, but one time I saw a quote from a photographer who said that you have to fall in love a little with each person you ever photograph.
This, as odd as it seems, is not completely impossible.
Sure, it’s easy to look at a young pretty girl and “fall in love” for a brief moment while I snap photos of them. Attractive people are easy, one would think. And the supposed challenge(s) are people who aren’t traditionally attractive; Overweight, over skinny, older, zitty, bad hair, blotchy skin, etc. etc.
Around a month ago, I photographed singer/songwriter Charlotte Cardin. She’s incredibly impressive. Her vocals are great. Her lyrics and depth-filled approach are stunning.
I could easily have a crush on her.
I wanted to do an edit to her photo that resembled my take on her complexity as an artist and came up with the above. I feel like i need to revisit it as I see some photosloppyness (sloppiness).
But I love the essense nontheless.
Below the fold is a version of what I started with.
Check out some of her work here and here.
A photo of a man holding his dog on his lap in the rain.
Seen over at TYWKIWDBI
Holy shit. I am nature. Hear me roar.
When leaders heed no warnings, their followers follow suit.
Have I ever told you that I love photography?
Photo of Trump looking directly at the eclipse despite all warnings and a photo of Mike Pence touching critical space flight hardware, DO NOT TOUCH.
This is a surprisingly entertaining and meditative video. Enjoy.
About this video:
30 Days of Timelapse, about 80,000 photos combined. 1500GB of Project files.
Sailing in the open ocean is a unique feeling and experience.
I hope to capture and share it for everyone to see.
Route was from Red Sea — Gulf of Aden — Indian Ocean — Colombo — Malacca Strait — Singapore — South East China Sea — Hong Kong
Camera used: D750, Rokinon 12mm f/2.8
Sirius Star (I think)
Correction: Jupiter the planet according to some viewers
Approaching Port of Colombo
Departure Colombo with Rainstorm
Lightning Storm at Malacca Strait and Singapore Strait
Clear night sky Milky Way with lightning storm
Camera getting soaked
Headed due north and you can see Ursa Major rotating neatly around Polaris.
I tried shooting the eclipse and basically came up with a bunch of crap compared to his grouping collected by Kottke.
Our view was eclipsed by cloud cover that really sucked. The best I got were blurry little pac-men. I’ll have to post it later.
Check these and see more here and here.