How I got the picture Back
Jan 13, 2013Support an independent photographer, and this web site: Buy a photo - Share this link with friends.
Sometimes the moment creates the idea. The evening light in Joshua Tree always makes for a scramble to come up with something … fast.
"Do you ever throw your baby?” - Ya gotta ask. I don’t remember the response but we found a scary looking drop between rocks and took this shot.
The editors were horrified and I believe that I am still a scoundrel in the eyes of many at that company. Somehow the photo was used and a firestorm of angry letters followed. The shot faded away, only to be used once, it resurfaced years later in a goofy, online Photoshop and bad parenting debate.