Sunday, January 29, 2012
Guest photo of the day: Orchid
Of course, that's just the starting point... clearly, Mr. Gekas did more than that. He chose to capture facial expressions other than the big grin you typically aim for in a child's portrait. He chose to cast the shawl off the frame of the photo, perhaps held by an assistant, and to allow it to move in the slow exposure time as if it were being blown in the wind. He chose to frame the photo with the girl on one side and the shawl trailing away behind her through the negative space of the image. All of these are creative choices that elevate this above a simple portrait and make it the captivating image that has me saying "how can I do something similar."