August 27, 2007

Beauty is a Rare Thing

Music | Beauty is a Rare Thing by Ornette Coleman

Years ago, I was working an event with Randy Kepple where there were so many amazing and interesting faces, that we decided to hone in and isolate them in our photos. It was a great exercise in study and patience.

Today, during a lull in the event I was shooting, I was able to observe a face as the light danced across it as she moved. Briefly, I got caught up in the beauty of the moment, but was able to pull myself together and photograph her...

I get chills looking at stills from movies I love. The cinematic feel often translates to images in my imagination. Still but moving, having before and after moments that we can only imagine. If you've read any of Haruki Murakami you will have seen this face before, and in your head, you will have created a story.

1 comment:

fotodaddy said...

I remember that day and it's sad that more of them haven't come our way. A study of patience is exactly what it was and the light was magical on the faces of our subjects as we quietly moved about the event.

So many times, events are frenetically paced and being able to take the methodical, studied practice of observing becomes rare indeed.

Great post!

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