Tag: Scott Strazzante

embracing the cliche – Shooting from the Hip

At my day job, I need my work to appeal to a wide range of photographic IQs. But, with my street work, I guess I am aiming to please the photo literate and when, I make an image that is too popular, in a weird way, I don't feel as good as when I make an image that only photographers like.

Link:
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/shooting-from-the-hip/2014/05/embracing-the.html

When Photos Lie: Sticking Up for Jalen Brunson

I felt the image could be misconstrued, so, I decided that it would be reckless of me to transmit the photo and take a chance that someone who didn't see the play unfold would think that Jalen Brunson was flipping off the crowd or officials. A photographer from the Peoria newspaper decided to send his version of the image and it was published online with the caption- "Jalen Brunson of Lincolnshire Stevenson makes a gesture to the Chicago Whitney Young crowd." The Twitter-verse exploded. Brunson's historic game was now just a side show to an online circus.

Link:
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/shooting-from-the-hip/2014/03/when-photos-lie-sticking-up-for-jalen-brunson.html

A conversation with Scott Strazzante about Common Ground

The vast majority of my successful diptychs have come about when I just shoot without looking to match farm photos. Only two of the pairings were planned before hand. One was the aerial comparison and the other was shooting out of a second floor bedroom window in the Grabenhofer home to match a photo I had from the second floor of the Cagwin farmhouse. The rest happen when something I shoot on Cinnamon Court reminds me of a farm photo or I make an image that I really like and I pore through my farm negs looking for a match. I don’t really put much thought into the project as a whole when I am shooting at the subdivision. I photograph there like I do when I shoot any other assignment.

Link:
http://www.dvafoto.com/2013/06/a-conversation-with-scott-strazzante-about-common-ground/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dvafoto-posts+%28dvafoto-posts%29