Photo A Day: June 10-14

Curating this project can sometimes be very challenging for me. I’m so familiar with the images I create that I have difficulty looking at them in other contexts. How do I choose 5 images that work together, week after week, and still keep the project interesting for myself and for you?

I’m learning that’s what editing is all about and photographers are notorious for not being very good at editing their own work (so I’ve been told….). Maybe. As creative people, we should be able to develop interesting sequences of our work. But it can be hard. So about a month ago, I also gathered a few of my peers for a Sunday afternoon photo editing session. I wanted a fresh set of eyes to look at my work because I had hit the proverbial wall. I printed out little 3×4 contact prints of images – about 200 total – and they went to town creating sequences. It was amazing to watch how quickly the series formed. Now I have 4 or 5 bodies of work to starting mold together. Everyone who came was able to show their work for editing as well. I think it was a really valuable experience for all and one that I plan to continue.

One thing that came out of that session was the idea of simply using color to connect images. It’s an easy and fun way to develop a sequence of images. I chose to use that theme in this week’s grouping. Enjoy!

Monday: Cahuita, Costa Rica

Tuesday: Cox Cove, Newfoundland

Wednesday: The Island Inn, Monhegan, Maine

Thursday: Fort popham, Maine

Friday: Lobster Traps. Monhegan Island, Maine

All of these images are available for purchase at my online print store for a limited time. Just click the image you like for more details. Thanks!

Also, if you’re in the DC/VA/MD area and are interested in possibly joining the next photo editing session, just send me an email.

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Sue I love that this week’s grouping was color linked. Of course I didn’t pick up on it but will be looking for the theme of next week’s photos. Maybe a prize for getting it correct?? My prints have arrived and they are beautiful!!!
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