in Honor of
Man Ray & Hans Arp
“In art, you get a chance to make something where there was nothing.”
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.
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.