1985: Paint The House

1985: It's All About the Angle
1985: It's All About the Angle

Professional house painter E.M. Brinkman painted a house in Fulda in 1985 toward the end of the painting season, and Jim Gehrz took a picture of him.

The rest of this post concerns some general photography talk; if you don’t like that sort of thing, please stop reading here. Thanks!

I clipped this photo from the paper (figuratively speaking) because it seems to me to be an example of good photography. It may also be an example of how photographers see things differently. From a normal angle–the angle the human eye normally sees things, and from a distance, too– this would be a boring photo of a guy painting a house. But Gehrz took a second look with his camera.

The photo also has several other positive traits–constrasting lights and darks and some diagonal lines that add interest. It doesn’t have Mr. Brinkman’s eyes, but you can still see the expression of concentration on his face.

I don’t know a lot about photography, but this photo seems pretty good to me. What do you think?