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Wade Davis Points The Way Towards Biography
Sunday, April 01, 2012


Wade Davis
It was perhaps five years ago that I stumbled into an idea that became lucrative for me in my former profession of magazine photographer. I call the idea the biographical portrait. This biographical photograph of explorer/author Wade Davis,  was originally supposed to be a cover for the Georgia Straight but the folks there could not understand that sometimes a cover can be complicated but still interesting. I posted the Davis photo here.

I am teaching one of my classes at Focal Point to do this sort of thing. A couple of Tuesdays ago I brought some random articles from my own life and instructed my students to arrange them on the floor. One of them, Cherry Archer took this Ektachrome. I rather like it. If I had done it myself I might have arranged them in a different way. But the whole purpose of the exercise was to teach them the mechanics. They will be documenting their life this Tuesday. It will be fun for me to watch.








Alex by Cherry Archer & assisted by Lois Crawford


Wade Davis - Hero of the Planet








     

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