Sunday, May 2, 2021

Under the Pier

Walt Needham (left) joins Mike Sill for this undated Dave Martin photo.  It was quite unlike 
Martin to leave his own shadow in a picture.  Maybe he never got around to cropping it out.



  1. Interesting, Jerry, that you should mention the photographer's shadow. I instantly thought it added a sort of casual, human dimension to an already marvelous picture...and you know I'm an observer of shadows in pictures. To me, it makes the males being photographed less remote or detached. IMHO.

    1. I agree that the shadow brings the picture to a more casual, homey level, and that's not a bad thing. I was surprised Martin left it in because it was considered quite amateurish at the time the photo was made.

    2. You can almost hear Dave directing them. Liking the multiple layers of tan lines. Perhaps a theme of shadows and contrast that work so well in black and white.

    3. Mike almost looks like he's not sure he got it right.