6.18.2008

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© kjm

I'm working on editing the Camp Home pictures, which is proving to be a bit harder than expected. My intention is to make a first broad edit of about 50 pictures, which will eventually be further winnowed down. I pride myself on being a good editor of my own work, but I find this more difficult than sifting through an editorial assignment or smaller personal projects. The criteria for selection is multi-layered, and I'm trying to balance aesthetic qualities with content and the element of symbolism. And these are some of the most personal pictures I've ever made, so that makes it harder to be completely neutral. The "ownership" I feel with these pictures is strong, and I feel a kind of larger responsibility in releasing them.

All that said, it's an incredibly gratifying, if excruciating task, and I'm loving every minute of it.

3 comments:

peter said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with. I went through a similar process a few weeks ago and conversations with about 6 other photogs led me back to my starting point ... it's a confusing journey.

Allison V. Smith said...

i love them all. You can't go wrong.

Deb said...

Kevin -- how's the edit going? If you want a more "neutral" opinion, how about pinging Mike? A thought. -- D.