In my experience, every artist is his or her own harshest critic.
This portrait, for example, is a study in technical misfires. The composition is stilted, the perspective is distorted and the subject’s hair caught a gust of wind rights as I tripped the shutter.
Maybe you saw this right away. I did the second I brought it up on my screen. Then again, that’s to be expected since I’m the creator.
Ultimately these are just shortcomings in on the technical side. The heart of the photograph is the subject’s expression, which was powerful enough to drag my lagging craft across the finish line.
That’s the “art” in the heart of this portrait taken in a great neighborhood in Los Angeles.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.
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