Yesterday's post got me to thinking- what will you, fellow photographer, be best remembered for? If at all. Pristine landscapes a la Adams, revelatory documentation via Frank, stark, penetrating portraiture the likes of Avedon? Of course, becoming known while still breathing is difficult and elusive enough. For most of us, being enshrined into that hallowed pantheon of revered photographic names (be it so much as an asterisk) will forever remain the much storied quest of unfulfilled dreams. Sometime during the course of life, the lucky among us discover it's what we do behind the camera that will forever define us, the images we leave for posterity's sake left to speak and fend for themselves- not so unlike the fate of those who made them. Perhaps, that's Ms. Maier's greatest legacy to us all, the reminder to stay true to oneself while embracing the life we encounter and transforming the hand we're dealt however best we can.
Most likely indubitably I will most likely assuredly be long remembered forgotten for pictures like this. Et vous?