i’m STILL (ba-dum tssss) not thrilled about this image. steve and i tried five or six variations on these two slices of papaya. at some point we had nearly finished sprucing up a version of the photo, and i just looked at it, and all i could feel was panic. it wasn’t right. i couldn’t explain why. i used all my photoshop tricks to make it better, and none of them worked. i tried copying and pasting entire chunks of the photo in order to make it right. it kept fighting me until steve and i decided to take another version of the photo, which is this version, and when i saw it, i knew it was good enough. it wasn’t going to change the world. it wasn’t the best of this fruit series. but it didn’t make me panic.