The most intriguing thing about a still photograph is how it relies quite a bit on its viewer to be successful.
So much of whether it is liked or disliked depends on the viewer’s own life experiences.
It doesn’t have a musical score to create a mood like a piece of film.
While there are some subjects with universal appeal, like babies, cute baby animals, beautiful and voluptuous women, a lot depends on the disposition of the viewer.
At the time I made this picture, I remember thinking how much I loved the expression of Ethan’s mischievous face.
But it wouldn’t have worked as well if Chee was looking straight at the camera.
I could sense my buddy Chee looking down at his son Ethan in a manner only a proud father could.
It was originally shot in color but it is an image worthy only of black and white.
Tell me why you like this picture.