In art, you get a chance to make something out of nothing

Article Dedication

in Honor of

Man Ray & Hans Arp


“In art, you get a chance to make something where there was nothing.”

Marvin Bell

The Lost Princess

Sometimes we create by plan other times by chance. I was asked if The Lost Princess was a relative or posed. It is 101% candid photo of a stranger. So, it was created by chance.

'Sunlit Slipper' Copyright 1973 Daniel D. Teoli Jr V16.

The Sunlit Slipper Los Angeles, 1973

As a documentary photog, creating ‘by plan’ is generally confined to posed photos. There is a limit to what one can do when it comes to staging a photo and still call it documentary photography.


De Wallen Graffiti copyright 2014 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.