Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

The Story Behind The Photo: Charles Ebbets

Many people are familiar with this iconic 1932 photograph by Charles Ebbets of 11 ironworkers having lunch atop a steel beam 800 feet above New York City. I ran across a wonderful video relating the backstory of this image and images like it. And yes, there were some photographers that walked out on the steel beams......let's just say that as someone who has difficulty with heights I would not have been one of them!

It is a short five minute video that I really enjoyed and that I think is well worth watching!