This method of producing work is notable, but I’m also very impressed with the way that Hatleberg has edited his photos. I had a conversation the other day about how it’s easy to look at a snapshot and think that it took only a moment to produce. In reality, it takes time to edit down one’s photographs, but this labor is never visible in the final project. Beyond choosing the most spectacular or beautiful moments, it seems that Hatleberg has picked out photographs in which certain elements in the frame are not quite perfect. Often times there’s a spare limb off to the side, or a general roughness about the composition of the image that lends it spontaneity. Still, the series are balanced with quieter moments.