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The Job Interview (or Jeremy)

The Job Interview (or Jeremy)


Project 50, 27 of 50. Fifty faces, with my 50mm lens, in 50 days.

This is a bit of a different take on “faces”. I was playing around with focus and depth of field, getting to know more about this 50mm 1.4 lens. I had this idea of focusing on the hands rather then the face, and all I could think about when visualizing this was a Job Interview. I’ve been interviewed a lot, and I do a lot of interviewing looking for people to hire. Right now, I see this going on at coffee shops, restaurants, parks, places of work, offices, everywhere. It seems everyone is either looking for work or they are working on getting ready to look for work. Look around, and in this “bad” economy, you will be surprised how often you see this type of sight. What about you? Been interviewed lately?

The picture is of Jeremy. He works with me, and I used him to interview candidates for me so the picture works on that level. He in buying a new house right now, so the drop in house prices is good for him I guess. He is also about to have another child, or more accurately, his wife is. Probably won’t happen, but if he has the child in the next 25 or so days, I may try to make it’s face into this project. I’ll let you know.

  • 19 Aug ’09 - 8:26 am

    Jon - Thanks Valerie. I see your point. It was a foggy day which makes for nice even light, but I think I'm with you. I may try to play with it an "artificially" get some light there and see how it looks.

    As always – I really appreciate your comments and critiques!ReplyCancel

  • 18 Aug ’09 - 11:58 pm

    valerie - It's nice, I like the different focus, it makes you look twice (or, in my case, I keep looking at both the face and the hands 😀 )
    ..though I am thinking it might be better with a bit more light, maybe in the background or on him, I'm not sure.. Then again, it's kind of nice having this serious face/portrait in a darker mood. Ah, I don't know 🙂ReplyCancel

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