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Sometimes you just need to take the photograph. Is it flattering? No. Is it art? Probably not. Does it spark joy? Shut up. Is it a good photograph? It’s…well, you can…well, when you…I don’t know. I just don’t know how to evaluate a photograph like this as a photograph. I know this: it drew my attention and kept it for a while. That’s what a good photo is supposed to do, right?

Yeah. I’m just gonna turn this over to Elliot Erwitt, who knew a thing or two about shooting photos. He said this (and I’m not going to argue with him):

“You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.”

Leonid noticed this. I’m glad he did. It makes me smile.

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