Older Photographs, Revisited

I’ve been going through my archives over the past few days, updating my portfolios and combing through images for my end-of-the-year roundup. While doing so, I came across these two photographs. The portrait is from a fashion shoot over two years ago. When–hard as it may be to believe–I knew even less about photography than I do now. I ignored it at the time, but after a bit of toning, I’m thinking that I really like it. We’ll see how it ages. The other photograph was taken while I was waiting for a small fishing boat to pass by off the central coast of Vietnam, near Hoi An. I had waded into the water and was trying to get a low angle when a small wave hit me and almost knocked me over. I have cleaner versions of this shot, but I think I like it better like this. It adds a bit more movement and dwarfs the boat just that much more.

Ninety-nine percent of the time I’m going to hate the photographs I took last week, much less last year. But every now and then I come across something that I like. And I like it when that happens.

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