Wednesday, April 21, 2010

View from my window

Day 5: 4/21/10
First Avenue

When I took on this project, I didn't really consider that I might not like some of the pictures I post. But here I am on Day 5, and this is the best I got today. I realize that this project may be more about consistent practice than getting an amazing picture every time. I almost posted a picture from another day that I like better, but I thought that would be cheating. (You would not know the difference, but I would). Here's that picture:

I would like to practice some portraits and was wondering if anyone wanted to volunteer and let me take their picture. I actually like taking pictures of people but I am often too shy to take pictures of strangers. And whenever I ask Dan to be my model, he always acts like it's a waste of time, and I should be outside taking "real" pictures.

"Portraits are easy," Dan says. "Anyone can do portraits." He once picked up a photo book filled with portraits and said, "Even I can do this."

I haven't seen him do anything yet that looks close to Richard Avedon's level, but I still would like to see how "easy" it is for myself.


Dr. Emmie-poo said...

I've also been thinking of doing so more portraiture. You should definitely make Dan pose-he is such a natural model. Tell him that Brett is doing it-the fomo will get him!

Two Princes and a Dragon said...

I actually like your 1st Ave picture better than the one you liked! It feels very NY.

You can always take my portrait although I can't say I'm a natural and I think I don't know what I'd do without my signature "prom smile"

Maybe we can get Collette. I feel there's something so exotic and interesting about her.