Quote Originally Posted by swittmann View Post

I love this guy's work.

Shallow DOF alone certainly does not make a good photo, agreed, but if it's used wisely and creatively - like in this case - I think it's great.
I have no opinion of his work, but will just comment that I think when photography becomes about something technical framework, and that is used as an idea to create work, (wide open apertures is one of those technical things), then the photographer is on thin ice. That's a poor platform to base work on.

I'm not against someone using large or small apertures. But when I hear talk about it as if it's the whole idea of their work, then I very much mind. Surely there are better things to focus on, literally.