Chapter 10. Catch That Special Moment

Ibrahim Ferrer, 2005. Nikon D2X, 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400, 300 mm

Figure 10.1. Ibrahim Ferrer, 2005. Nikon D2X, 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400, 300 mm

This photo of Ibrahim Ferrer was made on July 8, 2005. I focused on his hand because I was fascinated by his skin, which looked like parchment. His death four weeks later gave the photo extra historical value.

Shirley Horn, 2003. Fujifilm Finepix S2, 1/350 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 35 mm

Figure 10.2. Shirley Horn, 2003. Fujifilm Finepix S2, 1/350 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 35 mm

The evening I made this photo of jazz singer Shirley Horn, July 11, 2003, she never finished her performance. After the first couple of songs, ...

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