Posted by
Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 24 June 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

When I was scrolling through my RAW files and came to this one, I thought to myself "whoa," as it practically leapt off the monitor. Yet I have no recollection whatsoever of taking it, which means it must have been unremarkable at the time. I find it funny (as in weird, not ha-ha) how photos that grab my attention at the time I take them very often end up being completely unremarkable when I review them later, whereas photos that were initially unremarkable frequently turn out to be the real prizes from an outing...

(P.S.: Although I'm definitely not a "people person" and historically, I've been a disaster when it comes to photographing people, I made a concerted effort on this trip to photograph people looking straight at me and my camera -- engaged them, if you will -- and I must say that I am very much liking the results from what is, for me, a completely different approach to/style of photography compared to what I usually do.)

(P.P.S.: I just printed this photo and it's sublime ... and is now hanging in the informal gallery on the hallway wall outside of my office. It'll be interesting to see how my co-workers respond to it when they arrive Monday morning...)