here’s no mystery to this picture. See the subject, talk to him for a minute and ask if I could photograph him.
But, I wanted to open up the picture and turn it into something the verges on the edge of high key. That meant dropping out a lot of background detail which I did. By doing that I sort of highlighted the church in the background which made a great background for a green knight.
In fact, the more I look at the picture as I write, the more I think this is a great portrait. It’s not the usual Mardi Gras parade photograph. It’s something else entirely. It almost has a very stylized studio-like feeling. This may be something else to explore a little.
If I do everything I’ve said I wanted to do, I would never have to leave the house again except to go on the road. I doubt that I’ll accomplish everything especially since we just bought the farm.
No. Not that way.
I mean that we just spent a lot of money for a house in the country. And, some land. 80 acres of it.
Something to keep us busy in the new year.