By Susan Luther 2011 Intern Program
I have finally edited the shoot I did while assisting Terri Aldridge (May 23 post). It was quite fun…Thanks Terri!!. I worked with the ambient light as Terri shot. This shoot was totally grunge to me……The girls were great (normal!) but wanted to convey the feeling of rough roller derby girls! Photo Critique Requested Please!NOTE FROM CHRIS: There is a depth of information to be had when comparing Terri’s production and Susan’s production. Aesthetics, proactive vs. reactive photography, shooting approach and possible usages that are ideal for each. Far from a good or bad thing…it is a perfect reflection of creative possibilities, circumstances and directions. While there are a host of topics we could discuss about this, what strikes me most is the reality that Terri’s shoot required preproduction, pressure to produce a certain result, defined direction and substantial coordination and control…Susan had little, if any control while overshooting to capture the “fallout” from Terri’s shoot with no pressure. The results are as dramatically different as the conditions each photographer was working within.
I would be very interested in hearing your critiques and comments on these two shoots considering this dynamic or other topics related to these shoots.