I have a new portrait up of Molly McCommons at the West Village’s favorite store Castor & Pollux. I stayed up late prepping the file, with a basketball game on (high five: the Lakers lost), listening to Bob Lind (who has a record entitled “Photographs of Feeling”), and wondering what kind of picture I’d made.
“Sparkly and Smudgy” are words I have on a post-it as inspiration for how I want my portraits to look but I’ve been having focus issues. Sometimes the wrong parts are too smudgy… I’m just a soldier in the war between focus and bokeh. As for sparkly: I can never have too much and it is in this picture in small doses.
Good news teaser: It seems some people are interested in my work and they keep very good company. I’ll let you know what happens. Cross your fingers for me.