P: Primarily I am a black-and white photographer. To me, the context of the subject is best conveyed when I use a black-and-white film, without the visual clutter of colors to distract from the point I am trying to make. Without exception, I use film with ASA 800 rating. Why do you think I do this?
S: You can use it everywhere.
P: You are right. I can go everywhere. It allows me to go indoors or out without changing the film.Because of this, I stay focused on my subject. Over the years I have found that I work best when I keep most essential camera details very simple. I use two identical Nikon 35mm camera bodies.Why the same camera body?
P: Right, I don’t have to think about the camera I am using. It just makes life easier. For most shooting assignments I have a 28mm wide angle lens on one camera body and a 105mm short telephoto lens on the other. These lenses are most like the way humans see- one female and one male. The wide angle or female lens, shows everything around the subject, the foreground,background, sky above and ground below… with almost everything in focus. The telephoto or male lens, shows very little foreground or background while focusing only on the subject. What does this tell you about men and women? Don’t worry. You don’t have to answer that. I usually use both lenses. Why do you think I do this?
S: To see the subject itself and to see the subject in its surroundings.
P: More or less right. Today, photography is the universal terminology that passes through all
cultural and vocabulary limitations to reflect our deepest spiritual desire to see truthfully and be seen honestly. Photography is the language of our soul.
Why does the professor say this?
A He doesn’t want to discuss such a controversial issue.
B He thinks that students don’t have any idea what he is talking about.
C He feels that students are overwhelmed by his endless questions so he himself is going to
answer the question right away.
D He thinks that it is a good subject for today’s assignment.