The Will to Disturb, part II

So what is the “will to disturb”? Is it making pictures that disturb?

Well, we all know that works. Bare boobs and ass, provocative this and that. Easily manufactured and just as easily forgotten.

The real will to disturb is the will to disturb one’s self, to move out of a nice, neat place and into a space that is new and messy.  There will be lots of bad images, and the process is slow, disruptive and agonizing.

Of course you begin to lose hope, but then what is that thing?

It’s still vague, crude and amorphous, but isn’t that the shape of something that just might be……..


About Carol Dragon

Carol Dragon is a New York City photographer who focuses on portraiture. Her dramatic approach to capturing the essence of her subjects is done in a style reminiscent of master painters and yet is very much her own. Carol is one of the featured photographers in the recently released 100 New York Photographers by Cynthia Dantzig. She has a BFA and a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her client list includes CBS, Scholastic Publishing, AOL Time Warner and Anson Mills. She is available for commissioned work worldwide.
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