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People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs by Chris Orwig

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3. Style and Substance

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Jack Johnson is often described by what he does: musician, surfer, filmmaker, artist, and environmentalist. The way he lives his life and approaches his craft goes far beyond such ordinary terms. It’s not what he does but how he does it. Jack has a style that is distinct and completely his own. Here he is pictured just steps from the beach near his home.

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STYLE IS LIKE the inaudible hush you experience when everything seems right. Like when you walk into someone’s well-designed home. At least that’s what I felt when I crossed the threshold of a musician’s beach bungalow for a photo shoot. It ...

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