Dead Wood, Lime Ridge

Dead Wood, Lime Ridge, originally uploaded by Stephen Foster.

One of my High School English teachers said, “the essence of writing is crossing out.” I think the essence of photography is cropping out. Eliminate all that doesn’t contribute to the story. Be ruthless.

Some of the cropping happens before releasing the shutter, some happens in processing. What happens, in my case, is further recognition of non-essential elements. But, had I not cropped what I knew was non-essential when there I might not have seen what more needed to come out.

Love, and creative destruction.


About Stephen Foster

I have been pressing a camera to my face since I was twelve years old; if you look closely, you can see the marks. View all posts by Stephen Foster

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