Camera Position 13 : Time and the Subject

Photographers sometimes have a hard time separating their own emotional response they have to a subject from the image that they make of that subject. It’s up to us as imagemakers not only to respond to the subject and the way we feel about it, but also to remember that our viewers can only rely on the pure visual authority of the image to understand our story. We always have to keep in mind that while we may have responded to the subject in one way, our viewers can only respond in their own way.

Roma, 1990
Photograph by Jeff Curto