I consider it essential that the photographer should do his own printing and enlarging. The final effect of the finished print depends so much on these operations.

– Bill Brandt

These days I no longer develop and print but instead I use Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro as my digital darkroom. I quite like it and see myself using it more and more. Although my friend, Josh White over at www.flickr.com/photos/jtinseoul/with/5602321623/, has been dabbling lately with the Ricoh GR21 and GR1V and I must say I’m quite smitten by those rich tones.

Anyway, let me walk you through this image. I noticed her as I approached the street corner to cross, I was on my way to get a haircut, and she just had the most wonderful eyes. I was immediately struck by her decisive walk and her stoic stance. I was standing literrally about 1.5 meters from her as I shot from the side, Daido style, as I’ve said before and this was my chosen frame which I believe capture her essence.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone !!!