- Edit My Images
It might be because I go to the the NYT a lot and have used up my free articles. I am interested in what you like about his style if you do not mind saying? I found your opinion (above) of his work interesting.
What do I like about Soth's style? Hmmm. In some ways it's similar (or his previous stuff has been) to Jem Southam's work. I think this is partly a factor of the choice of medium. But also the muted colours. I dug out Sleeping by the Mississippi in light of this thread and there are 'landscapes' in that which remind me of Southam's. There's a quiteness and stillness to them.
However, I have found that even using digital (any format) the imposition of a 5x4 aspect ratio alters the feel of pictures. I deliberately choose it at times and wish I still had a camera which had it as an option. I find even the similar 4x3 different.
Back to Soth. I found a short video of him today in which he mentions that he likes to keep a distance from his portrait subjects (not always, though) and I think that also appeals to my tastes. I've done something like that myself - although not consciously.
(Video where he is shooting medium format digital
- An interesting series of videos about an intersting (if exclusive) project.)
To be honest I'm not too keen on analysing why I like certain pictures. It's all too easy to end up spouting airy-fairy pretentious waffle!