This photo, taken today at a small diner near Amsterdam central station, is probably closest to the kind of photos I want to take all the time. John Szarkowski, the MoMa curator who discovered William Eggleston, once said that most colour photographers usually make two mistakes: either they focus just on the colour and become like impressionist, cubist or expressionist works, and thus remind us of something that has been done better, or they ignore the colour and basically compose like it's black and white. Eggleston's magic, Szarkowski said, was that he both saw a sky and blue, and thus combined form and function, documentation and expression. I usually hate my own work because I hardly do that, but I feel like I've hit it here. Even the skin tones rhyme, and also tell us something about the person they're attached to. .
Sideway Glance/Red Hair/Afro Earring
Fuji X-H1 + XF 56/1.2