Visualize a painter’s raw canvas and a car on an assembly line. They are both unpainted.
One gets coated in an efficient and repeatable process that can be measured and adjusted for quality.
The other is a creation of the moment in which the pauses and gaps are as important as anything.
Watching Billy Twymon work in his Indiana studio was a masterclass in observing the breathing space between the brush strokes.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.