Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Definition of a boy

This shot was taken after I had left the paper due to the 2008 recession. I still had all my work gear and spent as much time shooting on the weekends as I could. I was back to working for a military contractor to pay the bills but got out to the same areas I did as a news photographer. This kid was with his dad wandering through a local arts/crafts festival in Rosemary Beach, FL. He spotted me when I brought the camera up to my eye and gave me this grimace look. I could not have asked for a better expression. I talked with his dad for a while, gave him my card, and sent him the digital file so he could get a print.
For the "FACES" book, I found what I think is a perfect definition of a boy:

Boy,n.: A noise with dirt on it." - Not Your Average Dictionary

The image was shot with a Nikon D2H and Tokina 2,8/80-200mm at f2.8 and ISO200.
As always, make a comment!! Let me know what you think! Until next time, keep on shooting...

1 comment:

  1. This is a great capture Rich! I first found your name in the comments on David duChemin's blog post "Is Composition Over-Rated?" I, too, love to read David's posts and look at his photos. I so enjoyed looking around your blog as well! I especially was very moved at the photo story of the dead soldier's homecoming! You had such great use of selective focus that really told your story well! Thanks for sharing!