I’m incredibly honored to have one of my photographs selected for inclusion in the current issue of Shots Magazine. The theme for issue No. 142 Winter 2019 is Fading Light. I’m a huge fan of Shots Magazine. They consistently publish outstanding photography. If you’ve not experienced it, I would encourage you to check it out.
We are surrounded and at times drowning in imagery these days. The Internet, Social Media and camera phones are generating boundless volumes of photographs. Theses photographs largely represent today’s society and how many communicate. Throughout history photographs and imagery have always been used as a communication vehicle. The “cover image” or the first image we see that represents a book, movie product, etc is the one that the sellers hope will grab our attention and draw us in. The “cover image” must communicate the full essence of the content and must do it in a powerful way. The attention span of today’s on line instant gratification society is extremely short. If the “cover image” fails to grab ones attention that product is of no interest to that individual and the likelihood that they will return to it is very close to none. I’ve never set out to make a “cover image”, however I do feel that I have a few. Very few relative to the huge volume of photographs I’ve made over the years. Identifying these “cover images” in your own work takes a very disciplined approach with extremely high standards. I am, without a doubt my harshest critic.
I’m honored to have one of my pieces selected by Juror Polly Gaillard for inclusion in the Member’s Exhibit at The Southeast Center for Photography. This has always been one of my favorite photographs and I’m thrilled to see it in a gallery exhibit.
Model credit: Dakota Snow