Missing the Camera
We’ve looked at a lot of pictures that are posed, or have people staring directly into the camera, that display a lot of emotion. I don’t have much photographic skill, and found it really hard to recreate that – but one thing I’ve enjoyed doing is taking candid photos of people.
I took all three of these as candid photographs with the intention of never having the person’s eyes facing the camera. Aja, my friend John, and the guy playing pool at the bar were my three subjects, and I tried to vary the composition as much as I could while still having common markers, like the rule of thirds.