Top 10 – China Portraits Redux
I’ve been busy (again). It seems I am forever trying to find enough time to tend to each of the irons I now have stuck into my little China bonfire. With less than a week before the next semester begins I’ve been furiously trying to tie up loose ends before having to head back to the ‘real world”. Of course my “real world” is not so real compared to most others, but I still seem to have managed to have a lot going on.
A few weeks ago, I was asked to start compiling the photos I want to be considered for the upcoming book. I have come to the realize that choosing my “best” or “favorite” photographs is nearly impossible. As I look through everything from the past couple of years, each image means something to me for any variety of reasons. I liken it to choosing your favorite child. How do you do that? I recently read Carrie Marshall’s interview with the Taiwan based photographer Craig Ferguson, in which he said “My favorite photo is one I haven’t taken yet. I can’t really say I have a favorite from my collection, because I like different ones for different reasons.” I feel much the same way, in fact I think that must surely be true for most photographers.
Anyway, I received a lot of valuable feedback when I posted the first ten portraits last week so I thought I would ask for opinions on a few more. If you would like to offer your insight, just leave a note in the comments section or you can simply vote using the poll below . I set up the poll this time to allow you to choose your top three selections, thought that might make it easier!
For more information about how any of the photos came to be, just click on the image and you’ll be taken to my Flickr account. I usually have some back-story there about each one.
Faces of Luzhai II
Takin’ a Drag in Drag
Smile for the Camera
Alice & Lisa
Angels Live in Nanning
Again, you can vote for your top three selections here, or just leave a comment if that’s your preference. Either way, I’ll be grateful.
I’ll be talking about some photoshop processing techniques later in the week and I’ll also begin a series of interviews with some amazing China based photographers. My plan is to showcase a photographer each month. The weather has changed to something more normal for this time of year, it was only 65F today and it’s been cloudy as well. The rains will begin soon. Oh joy.