A good run of news continues with the publication of one of my favorite images of the kids. For the 'Built To Walk' assignment, Deputy Editorial Director of International Editions, Darren Smith, asked for photos to be printed/made real and incorporated into a new image. It highlighted the fact that the physicality of actually making a print feels like a long lost art. What percentage of our pictures do we actually print? Less that 1% for sure with me.
Anyway... this image was a pain in the ass to set up because after printing and hanging the individual pics, I had to wait a day to come back and shoot because they continued to twist on the string and find a point to settle at, most often facing away from where I wanted them. Even with a matte finish, the shine from the lights was an issue as well, washing out parts of the pictures.
My thanks to Darren and the rest of the YourShot community who submitted to this assignment because it definitely took more effort and creativity than the typical assignment. I applaud the YourShot team for including this occasional creative side to their assignments.
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