Thursday, July 17, 2008

The opener

I am sitting here in the office fretting about images from the Detroit job. I shot 8X10 film and hope I got something. No digital and no polaroid. Old school. Coming back on the plane it occurred to me all I really need is one shot. One frame. If you nail the story in the opening picture you really have done your job. It needs to tell the entire story in one shot and it needs to work on its own as a photograph. The images on the jump can be supporting and don't need to be great. The cover is often the worst and least interesting image in the entire magazine. I know I got something that will work as a cover and plenty of other solid pix. But...

Just one great snap. That's all I ask.

4 comments:

Rob Prideaux said...

but what was in the envelope?

Anonymous said...

Thomas: im an espiring phtographer.
ilike to take ptures of clowns, sunsets,pupies frolikiing on the beach.
how can i send you my stuff? or even beter, can we meet in person.

Anonymous said...

in a really supportive loving way, me thinks you're much too focused on the camera itself, and whatever 8x10 represents to you in your mind. it's not the camera that does it, it's you, but you know that. but maybe you just gots to work it out in your own due time.

bird. said...

shitloads of cash...

duh.