Andrews / Ladd Q&A

If more people heard the advice Jeff Ladd heeded from his teacher, there’d be so many more interesting photographs in the world. Or not! From a great interview over on Blake’s blog:

“I remember I was in class with Thomas Roma and he was the one that made me realize that this was a big problem. He was critiquing some portraits of old people I made in the street with a 6X9 camera and he bluntly asked me if those photos were interesting enough to make me leave my naked girlfriend in bed in order to go out and make them. They weren’t – to a 19 or 20 year old male not much was – but I got his point. That’s when I started photographing in nightclubs and looking at my own lust and that of others. That’s the time my pictures became more about my interest and ultimately about me. Things became very interesting after that.”

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  1. Jeff’s photographs are much better than what’s hanging in Moma these days…I’m not kidding! So you should all buy a print and support Jeff, before he comes to his senses and stops giving away his museum quality 16×20’s. MDM you should buy a few too…

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