A Photograph of a Shoe

Spending time with a copy of Edward Weston: Life Work has been inspiring. I’m normally not interested in still life photography, but Weston’s photos are so good and the book’s reproductions are so well-done that I’m thinking still life is worth considering. 


Above is the result of deliberately setting up a “scene,” fixing the Hasselblad atop a tripod,  and carefully metering before each exposure. I normally do none of those, so this is new to me.

It’s no Pepper No. 30 but it does nicely document a pair of shoes I wore for years, and which I bought under duress from my daughter, who at the time was still thinking she could make me cooler.