the groms

I’ve been trying to do lots of different series of portraits of different people in the same settings. I think that everyone has a certain human quality that can be picked up if you put everyone against a stale background and just have them do whatever they want. No instructions… just stand there, or smile, or frown, or give me the finger or whatever. I guess I’m just looking for people to be who they are. I haven’t been real successful in most of my efforts. But I did have some great luck at Cream City back in August. I don’t know this kid, I don’t know how he did at this contest, but he made a real nice picture. He just stood there… just like I wanted. Looking like he probably felt.

You can see the whole series here.

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