It's absolutely amazing what some cropping can do to a photograph.
It can completely change it from an average photo to a work of art.
There's a guy here in Louisville, where we live, who specializes in head shots.
He does incredible work.
He chops the top off the heads of most people he shoots.
He did one of Jackee that makes her look like a movie star ... after some significant photoshopping work (made her look 20 years younger).
Next to this photo, which I'm obviously partial about, the best photo portrait I've ever seen is on the cover of Willie's autobiography.
In this photo .....he's looking streight at you.
When you look back at him...the photo says it all.
The book could have been full of blank pages.
With the cover photo alone, it would be worth every penny it cost.
When the book first came out... I didn't want to spend $30 for it.
So, I waited a few years....funny how time slips away....
The best biography I've ever read.....
The cover photo is the one I've posted, only its been cropped.
Here it is...the cropping changes everything....
Willy has a new book coming out the end of June.... just in time for the 4th.
No coincidence there, I'll bet.
I've pre-ordered it...paying full price...
I sure hope i have $30 then.
Here it is...