Published: Tuesday 21st of September 2004 06:04:11 PM
cutting off the legs? I'm always amused by the word "should" in this context. As tho a photographer with John's eye should follow rules intended for those of us with less artistic sensibility!
legs should not have been cut off
I rated this 5/5 just because we are looking up her nose...chin down eyes open would b e so much better
well that's a very nice rating Michael, thank you. ... I appreciate your remark, but it would then be another picture. .....This is just another captured moment really .. the eyes closed and her expression were in appreciation of the breeze ......
I agree with Don's comment above otherwise another excellent capture
Sensual, we can almost feel the wind on our faces
One part of the joy in following up John's work is seeing him breaking rules and getting away with it. Also, he can make otherwise plain, ordinary set-ups look so unique....It's like browsing through the gallery top photos and I can tell it's him without having to look at the name. He's classes above many of us. Rules... he doesn't need them, he can make them.
Attila, that is a very generous remark, thank you. But I think the real issue really is who makes the rules? We are always being told that we should or should not do this or that, but who said so? As I mention under an earlier picture, I have just come across some new photos published by Demarchelier, who is undoubtedly one of the leading glamour photographers of our day. Many of the hands and feet were cut out of his pictures, some even half way. Would we really give him 2s and 3s on Photo Net because of that? My premise is that if something is interesting or aesthetically pleasing, then it is ok. Again, thanks for your comment, but it is way too flattering!
Sundown ... Well, the sun was setting, there was a breeze and I said just one more ....