Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Shy (and busy) guy

It took a while to catch a photo of this little guy. He’s one of those kind of kids who do not stay still long enough to let my autofocus focus. While he hid behind the wooden column of a pavilion at a park, I focused on the edge of the column and waited for him to check to see if I was still there. He did and I was and I tripped the shutter at the peak of his peek.

The photo is not as sharp as I would have liked, but the setting, light and expression are all there.

Some excellent portrait photographer types I hang with at Flickr.

Photo blogging: Animals from Alligator to Zebra. I’ve noticed that many photographers have latched on to a BIG IDEA and built a career out of it. Ansel Adams and the U.S. National Parks, Anne Geddes and decorated babies, some French dude and break dancers in grocery stores.

While still searching for a BIG IDEA of my own, I came across a photographer with a BIG IDEA - animals. I know what you’re thinking, it’s been done. But not the way that Catherine Ledner does it. Rather than traipse into the wild for National Geographish pics of animals in their habitat, Katherine brings exotic beasts into her studio, places them before wallpaperish backdrops, lights them in a manner worthy of high fashion and fires away. The result is an intriguing juxtaposition of the natural and the synthetic.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

Worth the wait!! Is he a son, or grandson??

kelli said...

what a cutie!