I don’t think Mike Johnston could possibly know that he sits on my shoulder when I edit photos. But he does — his aesthetic is a major influence on how I work.
So it’s just unbelievably satisfying that Mike ran a “mini-portfolio” of my stuff on his site yesterday. Even better, he really gets my intent. He wrote:
His pictures (we’re aware that we’re looking at personal documentation, of real lives) are simple and unpretentious, without trying too hard to be arty or edgy or fashionable, but you believe the moments and the expressions.
Incidentally, Mike generated about 90-100,000 hits to my Flickr page.