Roughly Smooth

Five years ago, when I was on the west coast of Ireland, I heard a fellow say something that has stuck with me.

“You have to take the rough with the smooth.”

I’m sure it’s a common phrase that’s tossed around with some frequency.

To me, it was like poetry.

I now see it in so many places. Not just the in daily struggles of life, for which it pertains, but in art and architecture too.

It’s another craft apect that I try to include in my work. This San Diego street portrait turned out to be the perfect combination of rough and smooth.

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