A few health issues around the family have prevented me from finding the old keyboard, but I’m back after spending the weekend in and around LA. I learned, among other things, that when people are marching for a cause, they WANT to have their picture taken despite the fact that they don’t know (or perhaps even care) who the photographer is shooting for. In this case, it was myself but they didn’t ask, so I didn’t tell. These shots are the beginning of the march that grew to around 400 people. Since it’s all about the message, get in close for clarity of sign lettering (almost always by hand) and expressions.
A classically trained musician since childhood, Jack Carlson always had the “ear” of an artist. It was only a short step to develop the artist’s “eye” as well.
The portfolio of this certified photographer reveals images that emphasize mood and composition. Their purpose is to present a feeling in addition to portrayal of person, place or thing. Sometimes that feeling is nostalgia; other times it is serenity.
Each photograph tells a story.