There are certain images that speak to us. They were taken by a friend, family or a master photographer, perhaps it is something we saw on Instagram but regardless of the source, we have all seen photos that inspire us. Sometimes, when I see an amazing image, I want to recreate it in my own way.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then I am sure those I mimic will not hold it against me. To be sure, I always do things to make the photo my own but I cannot deny being inspired by other's works.
A few weeks ago I was reading the "Photography at MoMA 1920-1960" and I ran across an image from Raoul Hausmann that I really liked. I noted the page and took some notes in my Photo Book and decided to give it a try. You can see that the photo is a simple one but very well done.
Above is my simple attempt at doing something similar. While not completely there yet, I am liking the image and love the concept.
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.