Posts tagged “gesture

Tulip with Attitude

My little AAUW photo group was discussing gesture in photography- a term used by Jay Maisel all the time to describe what he waits for when choosing a subject for his photograph.  I can’t say that I fully understand the concept- but I usually know it when I see an obvious example.  It seems to be a quality that makes the subject unique and isn’t only limited to living subjects. Even Scott Kelby was having difficulty understanding the meaning when interviewing Maisel.

To my eye, this tulip exemplifies gesture; in fact, it seems to have a definite attitude!