Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dead Men Don't Look Like Me- Paul Schiek

Anyone who's attempted it can tell you just how hard it is to take a good portrait. A plethora of hopeful possibilities resulting in countless hopeless almosts. The look is there- but the angle, the lighting, the background... Fix any of the last three and the first is long gone.

Every once in a while, however, an exhibit or a book comes along that shows us just how damn simple it all is. Point the camera and press the button. So damn simple even a prison guard can do it, cuts and scratches and creases and all...

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