Well that title was a stretch. I was just looking for some words to wrap around some photos. I had been looking through some shoots and trips that I had done recently to see what else was there. Someone whose opinion I value said to me that he wanted to see what else there was, beyond my “picks”; those shots that I would select on the first or second edit of the “contact sheets”. He also wanted me to think beyond “quality”… It’s essential to think in terms of quality and delivering excellent work when doing commercial photography, but it tends to stifle artistic inclinations. Obviously, it’s important to bring your artistry to the commercial work, and I hope that looking beyond that quality thing will help me make that work better, but that’s not really the goal for these shots. Creating good work for the work’s sake is.
So here are some recent one-offs, not necessarily rejects, but shots that didn’t make the cut, at least for what was in my mind at the time, in no particular order and with no particular story in mind.
Let me know what you think!