Vassanta’s Pick

October 23rd, 2007

DL+D20 2023 Vassantas Pick I’ve mentioned before that I consider my models to be co-creators of our photos. I always give my models all the photos we do together on a disk in full resolution. I’ll also photoshop their favorites for them if they don’t want to do that work, or are not skilled at photoshop.

I often hear concern from other photographers that models will chose the wrong photos or that they will do a bad job preparing them. My point is that I think the models have just as much right to do as they please with the photos as I do. After all, that’s THEM…that is their image, their body, their face. In many ways they have a lot more of themselves invested in those photos than I do. Why shouldn’t they make their own choices and do with those photos as they please?

Sure, sometimes I don’t think the photos a model may chose are the best photos from our work together. But models often look for different things in photos than what I’m looking for. And why shouldn’t they? Is my vision the only one that is valid? Of course not.

But, more often than not I benefit from the editing that my models do. Sometimes they find photos that I might have overlooked in my own editing process. And, seeing what they like from a shoot tells me more about them and helps me understand what other people may be seeing in my work.

This photo is one that Vassanta chose from our last shoot together. She did the photoshopping on it and sent me a copy to see what I thought. Well, I think it’s a fine photograph…if I do say so myself. Vassanta’s great beauty really shines through here. Thanks, Vassanta, for finding the shot and getting all ready for me to post on here.

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