Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Five Lines Did Converge

Joanne Dahl
When I taught at Focal Point I used to tell my students that the formula of having a model in a studio with:

1. A backdrop

2. Your model

3. Your light

4. Your camera (perhaps like in my case on a tripod)

5. You

meant that you had five parallel lines of people and stuff that would never meet or as one says in plane geometry, converge.

And yet I am always amazed how that formula, a formula for almost certain failure, every once in a while produces an image like this one that I took many years ago of a woman called Joanne Dahl.