I have added Henry Wessel to the Photography video links page on this website.
Henry Wessel on his artistic practice: about the naming process of his working methods
KQED Henry Wessel: discussing his images and watch him walk around making images.
Henry Wessel on Photographing from the Road : on his reasons for photographing form the road.
Henry Wessel discussing his exhibition “Vintage photographs” at the Pace/MacGill Gallery: discussing an exhibition of his images.
- Henry Wessel, Santa Barbara, CA; California and the West series, 1977Henry Wessel, Santa Barbara, CA; California and the West series, 1977
Henry Wessel, Santa Barbara, CA; California and the West series, 1977
Henry Wessel, is worth the time to that is will take you to read about and watch these videos. As he has some interesting things to say about the process of making images. He discusses the thing that street photographers sometimes struggle with do I ask before I make someone image on the street or do I just make the picture? it is an ld dilemma and he answers it by saying that if you ask you will get a different kind of picture.
One reason that I like Henry is his adherence to the use of one lens he mostly if not exclusively used a 28mm lens for making his images. I like this dedication to a way of seeing as it helps one when you are searching for your own style to limit the use of equipment to only the essentials for you. One camera and one focal length lens is as simple as it gets.