Create: Notes on Photography 7

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Excited about this one but mainly due to the triggering of memories of the day. One of the most successful days in the field I ever had. Working with two systems, good light, good weather, and luck. This image was part of a ten-year project titled “Man vs Nature,” a nice, broad topic that allowed me to roll a lot of seemingly unrelated topics together. Working reportage with a Hasselblad is limiting, slow but rewarding in its own way. The medium format camera can be a real crutch, making us believe our images are better than they are just based on the esthetic beauty of the negatives these machines produce. There are several things working in this frame. Let me explain.