#304: This town is very photogenic.
About two years ago the Washington Post published an article about a photographer whose name I can’t remember. The article talked about how this guy is famous for taking pictures of DC that are then framed and hung at offices on K St or given to clients as gifts. This guy, whatever his name is, is a famous photographer of classic Washington, DC scenes of power: the Capitol against the sunset, the White House, the Washington monument, Lincoln and Jefferson. At some point in the article the guy said that being a DC photographer is hard because anyone with a cellphone camera thinks they can take the same picture he took. The district is just that photogenic, he explained. Although I don’t remember the name of the guy, I remember what he said about the district being photogenic. And it stuck with me.
I am a terrible photographer. My sister says so all the time. I am impatient. Yet I have a number of pictures of DC where I think the district looks gorgeous. These pictures are pretty not because I know what I am doing (I don’t) or because I have an excellent camera (I don’t) but because DC is just that beautiful. It has no bad angles.