“It’s hard for me to imagine eating anything that I’ve seen on a postcard. And they (the puffins) are very cute, and so I prefer to just let them carry on… in the wild, without being anybody’s dinner,” says John McDermott in the latest Lightroom Iceland podcast. George Jardine writes,
San Francisco photographer John McDermott takes us through a detailed tour of his thinking on “not having a hard agenda”, and being open to “pretty much whatever we found along the way”. He also drops several hints indicating that he was not altogether comfortable with “our intrusive presence” in Iceland…. as a handful of photographers would sometimes be swarming over the various subjects. He describes how this led him to sometimes wait just a bit to find and set up his shot, (as with Mr. Hildibrandsson, the “Shark Man”) a strategy that definitely helps him capture images that are unique amongst all those taken during the event.
The podcast is available as an MP3 file via George’s iDisk (under “0803-3 Podcast – John McDermott”). It’s also available via the Lightroom podcasts RSS feed, and by searching for “Lightroom” in iTunes.