Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Proof is an upcoming exhibit in Chicago that looks at the final shot alongside the contact sheet covering a range of subjects. (They also have an online version.) Contact sheets are old hat to any art director who’s done photoshoots, but for others, it’s always interesting to see the shots that didn’t make the final cut. To the untrained eye, many of them appear almost the same, but there’s always a subtle detail or shift to the body that makes/breaks the shot. Sometimes you find the perfect expression, but the body is wrong, or vice-versa. And even to the trained eye, some art directors second-guess the photographer’s number 1 choice. Usually though they’re both in agreement. Usually.
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