Day: June 2, 2017

All Brass Band Music


A musician’s portrait. Simple as that. As much as it may be about the mouth piece he’s got pressed against his lips, it’s also about his eyes. Focused. Watchful. Looking. Those eyes are what drew me to the picture in my archives. The picture was colorful. It can stand as that. As you know, I’m in a much more experimental mood these days. So, I made the colorful version into a monochromatic picture. I think it works like this too. It’s a different look and feel. These days, it seems that black and white, and monochromatic work seems to have a little more gravitas. I’m not sure why. It may just be because it’s different from all the smart phone snapshots that flood the internet by the billions every day. I’d like to believe that it’s something more. That black and white work strips the subject and image down to their bare necessities. That the picture takes the viewer there. If the truth be told, I’m playing with pictures for four reasons. Yeah, sure. One …