Friday, March 14, 2014
And one more look at Sid Grossman
There are a number of these portraits that Vestal took over the years and what I'll try and do is post them along with any comments that David made about the image.
I've found these to be an interesting and unvarnished look at people that many of us have never had the opportunity to meet except through their work.
As the old saying goes, 'He puts his pants on one leg at a time just like you do!'. Maybe seeing the humanity in some of the legends of photography will help us understand a little better that our work can also be of value as well.
It could be that one lesson from Vestal is 'Do your own work, and don't worry about what others think of it.'
I think I'm coming to believe that part of David's wide spread appeal in his writing about photography comes form the fact that he encouraged all photographers to be their own harshest critics.