Subway Passenger, New York. 1938
This is similar to my project of photographing everyday things and transforming them. Montebello described Evan's photographs well and I would like my art to bring about similar feelings. He mentioned three things that Evans had which helped him to achieve these images:
1. Keen intellect. He had a will to learn and discover in terms of the camera and the subject.
2. Astounding visual acuity. Oh gosh...I don't even know what that means, much less have it. Turns out it is a sharpness or precision. He pursued perfection.
3. Superb technical skills. I'm working on it..
I think you have to have the keen intellect before the skills. You have to be willing to explore, learn, fail, and discover before you can really achieve successful art.
I'll leave you with another one of his images. This one is called Shop Front, New Orleans. 1935.