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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen


The great Jay Maisel always says that the aspects to look for in a photograph are 'light, color, and gesture.' I think he's completely spot-on. And to my detriment I think on average I spend more time looking at the first two than the third, which is arguably more evocative at times. This photo is an attempt to bring the three more into balance and start capturing some of the gestures all around me.

Somewhat related, the rather whimsically name photographer Miss Aniela has a good recent post about the nature of photography and the tension between 'contrived' vs 'natural' shots. Worth reading, I think, if only for a look at her images which are quite good, and mostly fall into the 'contrived' category.


  1. From my point of view the gesture here says "Enough" but maybe I am not professional enough, or separated enough to be a photographer. I could not snap him again, Odd!

  2. Hey Ron, I don't think he knew I was taking a picture of him at this point - this was the first and last shot I took. But I do see how the gesture could be interpreted that way. In this case, I think he was just resting his hands.

  3. It seems to me that this gesture might mean want to build or rebuild, or of something finally coming together. There's that show called Lie To me, it makes you pay more attention to body language. But wait, I just looked up that gesture, here it is, go to the link then look at THINKING http://changingminds.org/techniques/body/parts_body_language/hands_body_language.htm


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