I was thrilled to read this one from Gus, I’ve followed his work for a while. Funny aside that you have already made it through two Powell’s, (it’s my surname too, though not related to either of them)
I especially enjoyed the insight about looking at un-presented images in the form of studies. It is a truthful, and most importantly constructive, outlook. I can’t count the times I’ve gone out and shot a few hundred images only to not really be impressed by any of them, which can be a little depressing… but looking at those as studies for something yet to come is excellent advise.
I guess sometimes you really have to take the bad/boring/typical/expected shots if for no other reason than to have experimented and gotten it out of the way, enabling you to move on to take the really good shots.]]>
i think that that’s a significant audience (enough to remove the “only useful…” qualification), or there wouldn’t be so many “behind the music” and “making of” shows in existence. The public seems to love this kind of thing!
i vote for sketches in the book 😉