Back when I roamed the byways and rural hills of the states looking for photos for stock agencies, I traveled with another photographer who also did the same kind of work. She shared the driving so hat each of us had a chance to get the photo from a more busy road. By the time the trip was over the passenger side foot well was filled with empty film boxes.
Sometimes we got a motel room other times we slept in the car because we had a place we wanted to be before sunrise so as to capture the before, during and just after of the daybreak.
This photo of the field hand was made in western Maryland toward sundown from the moving car. (We weren’t going that fast, almost no traffic) One of those serendipity moments that one grabs. A minute earlier or later and the light is wrong or the hand is doing something else.Migrant worker 1Leitersburg Smithburg Road, Leitersburg, Maryland 08/22/1970 Nikon F Ektachrome 64 200mm Nikkor @f5.6/250/sec (All the data is recorded in a notebook which I kept of all work)


About Vermont Woodchuck

Professional Photojournalist since 1969 with a BFA from SUNY Purchase 1979-Visual Arts. I despise advocacy news journalism. Every photojournalist should be prepared to show their camera RAW images of news events. Reason: RAW images cannot be altered no matter what is done to the finished product.
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