“Contact sheets unveil the story of what went into a photograph. Was it the outcome of what a photographer had in mind from the outset? Did it emerge from a diligently worked sequence? Was the right shot a matter of being in the right place at the right time? Here, for the first time, are the best contact sheets created by Magnum photographers. They reveal the creative methods, strategies, and editing processes used by some of the acknowledged greats of photography…”
With that in mind, I thought I would share one of my “digital contact sheets”. All the pictures were taken this morning in Geneva over a 10-minutes time-lapse when I stumbled on Santa Claus (apparently not so happy to get back to work for the Holiday season).
(For better viewing, click on the first picture and go through the slideshow)
Since the goal of a contact sheets was ultimately to choose the picture(s) to be printed, I’ll leave the role of the editor to you. (and feel free to explain your choice in the comments section)