Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mirror mirror on the wall

It's no surprise that the previous week's post often spawns the next one.  In this case, Cris Pulos's portrait received several positive emails to which I had to disclose that the subject was less than ecstatic about the image.  In fact, I had posted the aforementioned picture months ago but deleted the offending effort precisely because he didn't like it.  In short, it did not comport with the subject's vision of himself.  The tension between what the camera captures and what the human imagines is not new.  Indeed, disertations have been written on less.

Juma's mug, above, falls in this dubious category.  It drew a heavy yawn at best.  Still it works for me and I am, after all, the final arbiter of good taste and the general wonderfullness of what I publish.


Daryl A. Black said...

Not all environmental portraits are acceptable to the subject, and not all are highly dramatic. Some, such as this one, communicate a thoughtfulness, a moment in time. That does not indicate diminished significance.

Photographic censorship is a tough one. Volumes could be written. But we keep at it, don't we?

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