Photography is harder than it looks. Some would say my job consists of pressing a button, being lucky, or being in the right place at the right time. But to be able to get a correct exposure in manual (like a boss), predicting things that will happen before they happen and positioning myself accordingly (like a psychic), and deciding when to take a picture down to a 1/60th of a second on top of composition and remembering to take your darkslide out, its a little more complicated than it looks.

Back in the film days, the ratio of good photographs to bad was about 24 to 1 for me. A whole roll of film to get one usable shot. Now I guess its measured by gigs or megabytes. Below are some diptychs portraying photographs that didnt quite make it into the final edit next to the actual final photographs. Failed ideas, poor settings, and missing the moment. Some of my favorites in here almost didnt happen. This is me showing you that every frame I take isnt amazing, in fact, probably 90 percent of the photographs I take are downright awful. But when that 10 percent present themselves, its damn awesome.

Also, anybody catch Robocop on tv the other day? The toxic waste scene is the greatest.


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