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Narcissus and Oak

Narcissus and Oak

Narcissus and Oak

Re-reading Ansel Adams’ biography, I started to feel sentimental (thanks, Ansel), and had to make an image in response. Tones, contrast and lines came together in a tribute to one of Adams’ early works.

Hibiscus, Grand Island

Hibiscus, Grand Island

Hibiscus, Grand Island

Better late than never. On busy days, it’s hard to post.

An older image, this; I thought little of it when I made the image several years ago, and then, when I put it in a show, an elderly woman purchased it. Later, I received a note from her, saying, “I wanted you to know I’ve decorated my living room around your photograph. I love it.”

Such is the yoke a documentarian must bear, when the images most meaningful to the photographer take a back seat to other people’s admiration of flowers.