November 15, 2005
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Finding the Frame - Brian Plonka

This photograph is one you have to look at for a time to really appreciate its complex simplicity. This quarter, I’m teaching an Intro to Photojournalism class at Spokane Falls Community College and one of the techniques I stress to my students is how to see and shoot layers of information in their photographs. This photo is a perfect example of Brian seeing those layers, and then making them all work together in a split second. Beyond that, it is just a very cool picture to look at. Brain’s eye is unlike any other photographers I’ve known. He sees the world differently than most. I always know when it’s a Brian Plonka photo in the paper just by looking at it. He has a personal style all his own.

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