When Being Obsessive Pays Off

Beyond the inspiration of these photographs themselves, comes the reminder that dedication, hard work, and good-old-fashioned repetition can be what brings our photography out of the everyday and into the realm of the truly meaningful. —Debbie Grossman

Earlier this week BoingBoing pointed to an LA Times article about obsessive, Los Angeles-loving photographer Martin Schall. In only ten visits to the city of his dreams over the last eleven years, he's amassed a collection of over 1,700 images.

His monumental pictures bring to mind Bernice Abbott's photos of New York, and made us think of photographer Douglas Levere's project to re-photograph, so many years later, her famous images.

Beyond the inspiration of these photographs themselves, comes the reminder that dedication, hard work, and good-old-fashioned repetition can be what brings our photography out of the everyday and into the realm of the truly meaningful.
—Debbie Grossman