Every once in a while an image comes along and I feel the photojournalist in me again. It sometimes seems too few and far between, these moments in the viewfinder where everything comes together, where life intersects and creates a composition in front of me.
And, as a photojournalist that composition was always about people. So, when I went to Leadville, Colorado earlier this month for the Ski-Joring competition, I went with blank canvas and vague ideas.
Finding John and Red made my day. At the moment I shot this first image…more to come because my scanner is slow…at the moment…just as I was about to click the clunky Holga shutter, John turned and looked back at me. Click! And I knew, at that instance – that is, short of never having a clue with these Holgas – I knew that I had an image, the moment, a slice in time.
The surroundings where there, the back-lighting was wrapping and the moment of him turning to look at me became the Gesture in the image (as described by Jay Maisel).
Wow. I am again inspired to keep seeking, keep looking and keep responding to life in the viewfinder.
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