In some cases "Random Excellence" is meant to highlight just a particular picture, and in other cases a whole body of work. This is an example of the latter. I usually have no trouble picking a single photograph out of many, but in New Zealand photographer Camus Wyatt's case I was almost at a loss. So many of his pictures are so great that none really stand out from the rest.
I confess that my taste in photo technique is sufficiently traditional (substitute "old fashioned" if you insist) that the harshly over-sharpened, overly contrasty JPEGs on Camus' site are almost like fingernails on a blackboard to me, and do interfere to some extent with my enjoyment of his pictures. But on the other hand, what a talent. Take a good look around Camus Wyatt's website when you get a chance—it will get the rest of your week off to a good start.
(Thanks to Mark Banas)
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Bruce: "I click on your blog every morning before work, and got so involved with Camus' work, I almost missed my train. As a Kiwi living in Aussie, (New Zealander living in Australia, for the rest of the world), it's wonderful to see totally unique images of NZ life with an eye to die for! Wow what a talent. His monochrome vision makes me want to switch my camera onto mono and go out for a day and see the world in a new and exciting way. Thanks for the link, Mike and Mark."
Jim Simmons: "As a Wellingtonian who shows at the same gallery that Camus shows at and thus knows him a wee bit, I'm happy to report three relevant factoids: Camus's prints are exquisite, he's one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and his excellent body of work is the result of hard work in the service of striving to learn and master his craft. I'm thrilled for Camus and for TOP's audience that this connection has been made. What a delightful surprise for me to take my daily TOP dip and discover that you've discovered Camus!"