The recent heat that’s swept across the Mid-Atlantic isn’t just making everybody wonder why summer is in such a hurry — it’s also shortened the strawberry season.
Last week, I went to Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market to photograph people picking in their strawberry fields. This is what was published on the front page:
And this is the photo that was my personal favorite/runner-up but that I knew was too weird/messy/weird to run:
I’ve lately been asking friends and fellow photographers how they would characterize my style or vision or whatever as a photographer. Some have noted a difference in how I shoot/edit for work versus how I shoot/edit for myself. Others have said that I’m not afraid to get close to people — that is, physically close to people, with a wide lens on my camera.
I honestly don’t know what my style or vision is. I’m either too young or too inexperienced to know, or maybe I just haven’t cared enough to recognize and cultivate it. Or, maybe my photographic style is that I have no style. Who knows? I don’t. I just like making pictures. I do think, though, that my personal attachment to the second photo does say something about me as a photographer. I’m just not sure what.