As law school students, we were taught a trial technique that says you shouldn’t ask that final question, or make that final statement of the obvious. Rather, lead the jury up to the inevitable conclusion and let them draw it themselves.
In photography, a similar principal often applies. Sometimes leaving enough of a subject in the photograph so the viewer knows intuitively what it is, is more dramatic than just placing a subject front and center. And sometimes, the subject of the photograph is not necessarily the object being suggested.
In these Balloon shots, I wanted to depict the process of ballooning, highlighting the occupants and the basket, and the colors and shape of the balloon fabric. The viewer intuitively understands these are photographs about hot air balloons.