Monday, August 20, 2007

Tina Manley

Fulfilling the promise long overdue.

It has been my impression that most of the people who are involved in photo-journalism or street photography tend to concentrate on less pleasant motifs, to say the least. Indeed, the depiction of human distress can easily touch the viewer. However, I tend to believe that to photograph people in a way that will show how happy they are is significantly more difficult. We see happy faces around us very often. Now, to make a shot that will be both happy and will grab our attention is really difficult.

I think Tina Manley does that beautifully.

Be sure to take time and review her work. Her portfolio is most striking.

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