On the first day of class, a friend of mine who used to teach photography would show his students a picture of a cat and would ask them: “What is this?” Everyone’s rather surprised answer was, “A cat!” And he would always respond: “No. It’s the picture of a cat.”
Ronald’s photographs are, first and foremost, photographs. They are pictures of light falling unto things and somehow discovering (and covering) them: direct, strong, bold, more shadow than light. The subjects come later.
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