Professional photographers have a somewhat uneasy existence.
One day you are producing art and the next time around it isnít fit to
be used as a placemat. Unlike a nine to five gig, there are few
opportunities for do overs and it canít be made up the next day. An
unsatisfactory image is like going home and saying you had a bad
day at the office. A good shooter welcomes competition, the driven
factor of out producing someone else. It is impossible to continue
so fine a thread as to constantly be at the top of the game. Brooksie
came back from the Ďring last week ready to sell off all his gear.
John will recover from this visual letdown, the pros always rebound.
(his stuff wasnít that bad, he likes the self-abuse) Rick Dole had
one of those race weekends when everything came to him in the
form of a canvas and a brush. Dole, like all true artists, is nothing
but critical about his own work. So I have to say that while all art is
subjective, his images of the ALMS at play in the desert are all about