the cartmaker’s apprentice
I used to say I would “never” take pictures of people. I said that a lot. I believed it, too. In fact, I would actively avoid shooting scenes with people in them. There were a lot of reasons, but mostly (probably) I was just too nervous to try.
And then…well, then I met up with Don Toothaker and he spent a good bit of time over the past couple of years telling me that I needed to get over my damn self and take pictures of people already. (That’s paraphrasing. Possible.) Anyway, then he led a photography tour of Sicily and I started photographing people. You’ve seen some of those images here, maybe. I was pretty happy with myself for overcoming a barrier that I’d set for myself (which, honestly, is the way most of my barriers are: set by me, without any real reason for their establishment).
But then, pressing the point, Don pretty much told me to make a portrait of this man. Don had already made his photos, and all I had to do was stand where he did and press the shutter release.
And here we are. Sometimes, I barely recognize the photographer that I am becoming.
Ragusa Ibla, Sicily
Posted on October 9, 2022, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, black and white photography, cartmaker's apprentice, Experience Sicily, learning to see, melinda green harvey, monochrome, one day one image, photo a day, photography, portrait, postaday, Ragus Ibla, reasons to stop, Sicily, take time to look, take time to see, things i see, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.