Lessons of Strand

There’s an endless debate going on in my head about the importance of image quality.

It’s a nonsense battle with no winner.

Every minute I spend listening to the insane rantings of my inner critic on the topic of tech specs is a minute I can’t use to study the masters.

Yesterday I happened upon a truly great picture by the early 20th-century photographer Paul Strand.

When I look at this masterpiece, I can’t find room to think about any argument of craft.

This session with an artist outside of Atlanta was one in which I let the technical aspects take care of themselves while I experienced the pure joy of being a photographer.

I’m sure Mr. Strand would approve.

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