I love it when I revisit an old photograph, and suddenly I see how to make it better. It always amazes me when this happens. A photograph that I’ve printed tons of times, and have been very happy with, will suddenly reveal new depths, new possibilities. I’ll see how to make it better, truer, closer to the way it looks like in my mind. An adjustment here, and a tweek there, and this old photograph has new life.
Sometimes these moments are inspired by new tools or techniques. Other times they are inspired by the way the light changes in my studio as winter turns to spring. Whatever causes them, I usually have to drop everything and pursue that change, until I feel that the photograph is “right” once more.