I was challenged to create an image of something very personal – to share one of my passions. That, in and of itself, is a tough assignment for me because I have so many things that I love. My wife. Music. Dance. Writing. Languages. Travel. Wine. Romance and Love. It’s hard to pick just one. They all are essential to me so… I included them all.
My instructions for this assignment included making a LARGE canvas, say, 5 foot square, to be viewed hanging on a wall. I had to be careful with the resolution of the images I imported so it could be printed that big. It has to be about 75% rendered in a painterly finish. There had to be dramatic light. And it had to have one main area of focus.
The main Tango image was shot in a cafe in San Telmo in Argentina.
When I showed the final image to my wife (she’s the blonde, bottom left and top right), she loved it. That’s better than any grade I could get on the assignment!