Just finished doing my first website after a dismal start around a year ago which left me owning one website address and now another: one for the price of two - a bargain, you might say. Thanks to Fred for pointing me in the right direction!
Anyway, financial tears are not the point of this, the point being rather more visual. My thumbnails represent model work shot from the mid-seventies, more or less, until the mid-eighties with the non-people stuff dating from rather later on. Though I started back in '66, most work was lost or sold off to clients in the move from Britain to Spain and so I can't show any of that earlier stuff other than the BB material which was shot in September, seven months into my solo career. So, as the later spectrum is visible on one contact sheet, as it were, is it possible to detect in such a tight, compressed space, any sort of personal eye at work over such an eclectic mixture?
It has sometimes caused me to wonder about the need or instinct for people to tend to specialise, snappers or painters or even, perhaps, musicians. Is it something that happens because we like some things more than others, because it is influenced by what is available to us, or do we instinctively feel drawn to doing what we think we can get away with? Or, is it really no more than photography being much of a muchness and anything goes? I do sometimes remember the days when I subscribed to Playboy: it would arrive at home and my mother-in-law would come to visit my wife and the kids and she'd pick through the magazine and she'd say to Ann: I bet this is the shot that Rob likes best! And you know, she was generally right, as was my wife.
This isn't asked as any request for personal/photographic critique - if I wanted that I'd say so - it is a more impersonal musing whose theme interests me and I wondered if other people have been made curious by similar thoughts. After all, we all do something, so why do we do what we do? A song there, somewhere?