Izzy’s Mask

Nikon F3, Nikkor 28mm-85mm 1:3.5-4.5, Artista Edu 400, Rodinal (1+100)

This photos is really growing on me. When I first saw it I lamented the lack of focus in the foreground. But the composition of the girl looking at my son in the foreground really makes it. The counter balance of the blurry and grainy bokeh in the top right helps a lot.

I’m reminded that many awesome pictures I love aren’t very sharp. New technology that captures perfect sharpness automatically isn’t necessarily required to make a artful picture. And after all my goal is to make art.

A real pic by this tumblr’s owner.


Portrait of Charles Goodman, date unknown. Photograph by Mosher, Charles Delevan.

I’m fond of this pic for how its framed. Maybe it was cropped in the darkroom this way. Portraits done with a square ratio, such as 6×6 from 120 medium format film, are nice. But this provides a little bit more information. Hmmm.