Woman Walking Her Dog
Tucson has a thriving art community, especially for photographers. Created by Justin Haugen, Tucson Aspiring Professional Photographers is a Facebook group that has been uniting local photogs to learn from and be inspired by each other. We often put on “photo walks” where we meet to practice and exchange ideas and techniques. I was at one of these photo walks in Downtown Tucson , working with one model and another photographer when I saw this woman across the street walking her dog. Nothing exceptional, the kind of thing you see hundreds if not thousands of times in a city. But something about the location, and the eagerness of the little dog, and the way the woman was holding the leash, all caught my eye.
This is in my personal top five, but I can’t explain why I love this image so much. There may be a technical reason why I find it pleasing. The negative space of the blank wall draws attention to the subject in a way that blah blah blah. I don’t care. I just really love this picture. Or maybe it reminds me of my childhood dog.