Monday, August 20, 2007

Guest Editors - Traces

I need to produce an edit of the current selection I have up from my Traces project (here as well) down to about 15 pictures. Mainly for printing up a selection for some portfolios to go out to various places.

The trouble I often find I am my own worst editor (I think this is true for many photographers - whether they want to admit it or not), so I'm inviting readers here to suggest their edits.

The idea is still to convey the overall feel of the project while picking images that can still carry themselves as individual pictures within the smaller selection.

Now the main practical problem is that on the website it's hard to get the image number unless you hit "zoom" each time and take it from the url. So if you don't want to do that I'm suggesting labelling the columns (four per page) A. to L. with the rows 1 down to 4. So the image above would be B1 (which I realise is a bit cumbersome...)

You can either post in the responses here or email me at timatherton at gmail dot com (or just click on the link down in the right-hand sidebar)

As a minor incentive, if you happen to chose the exact same selection as I end up using I'll send you a signed 11x14 print (okay - I think that's an incentive).

And while I'm sure if thirty people respond I'll get thirty different selections, I'm hoping for a bit of consensus - so knock yourselves out...


PS - one interesting thing - which isn't exactly news - but you can never quite tell how something is going to look until it's been printed. I've spent a lot of time looking at these pictures in Photoshop - adjusting, cleaning dust spots, sizing etc (as well as looking at the large negs) but the picture above was one I thought was okay but I'd never been that taken by it. Until I printed it up yesterday that is - even at 11x14 it just sings!


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Luis said...

My edit: 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 21, 26, 27, 36, 40, 44, 46

--- Luis

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Matt Niebuhr said...

0001, 0003, 0006, 0009, 0012,0014, 0015, 0019, 0023, 0026, 0027, 0029, 0033, 0034, 0038... would be my guest edit -

Mel Trittin said...

This was a challenge. My favorite way to edit is to rint largish contacts, cut them up and arange them on a table. Turning over the ones that don't fit, rearranging, pairing until I see something coherent even if it means leaving out individuals that I personally love. I didn't realize it would feel the same with someone else's work.

Here is my take: A1,A2,A3,B1,C1,C2,E1,E2,E4,F2,F3,G1,H2,I1,J1,J2

Wonderful, graceful, evocative work.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to seeing the finished edit. Could only distill a refined set of 18 from the larger batch:



I1 L1