May 10, 2009

What You Think Is Not What You Get

Here's another one that I shot at the TS Gala. It's been catching my eye over and over again as I've been preparing the images for my agency. It's not a typical one for me and I'm not sure that's why it keeps grabbing me.

Regardless, I like the implied narrative that inhabits this frame. I remember making the shot and knew that the focus wouldn't treat each person equally. It was a moment when I knew my subjects and I were operating on very different planes. They, for the most part, thought I was making very traditional portraits, pictures where everyone is sharp and smiling. I, on the other hand, was exploring quick and tight compositions where the crop had as much to say as the gaze. Not flattering in the traditional sense but right up my alley.

Make pictures.