Artistic Scale

A few years ago, I was photographing the founder of a startup business.

During the session, he fixated on the fact that I work alone. All the previous times he’d been photographed, there was a big crew involved.

“Scale up,” was his admonition.

I had to explain that “going big” to an artist meant something different.

I went on to say that canvas size and production complexity aren’t the same things.

Big works are tough to pull off. But when you see the great ones, they grab and don’t let go.

Kansas City painter Benjamin Parks does this very well.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.