Unfortunately I don’t get to do new photos every day. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am re-working about 50 of my photos to print for an upcoming exhibit, and I just finished doing this one, which I have posted previously on several sites. Nevertheless, I have to post it again because it embodies all the things I really like about photographing people, doing portraits. It gives me a chance to express my admiration for the people I am photographing. This is of Jeanine oysterplanting. It was a broiling hot summer day and we were out on Corrigan’s reef all day. I was only photographing, but Jeanine and her crew were doing the nonstop backbreaking labor of gathering oysters, loading them into big plastic buckets to be transported/transplanted to deeper waters. Although it may sound a bit hooky, taking photos that made them look a bit heroic, as Clay Enos would say, was extremely rewarding.
Yashica 35mm SLR, 50mm Zeiss lens w/red filter, Neopan 1600 @ 800.