I like to take a break every now and then, and just look around at what surrounds me every day. The temptation in photography very often, is to associate a successful image with exotic places, circumstances or beautiful models. Yet, not only famous photographers, but above all great painters, have often found best inspiration among common objects, or inside their studios. Perhaps this is the best known photograph by Kertesz, while certainly Matisse’s most famous painting is this one.
I wanted to test an old lens – 90/4 Elmar from the fifties, and see if it had some particular charm. I have to say, the way it draws really reminds me of older times. When looking at the photo above, I’ve also noticed a similarity with some of HCB’s shots using the power of citation. Somehow, it seems to work even here.