I have chosen to emulate Ralph Gibson for this project. He was born January 16, 1939; in San Francisco, California. He takes a different types of pictures, but the ones I am going to emulate are from his book Light Strings. They are high-contrast close-ups of string instruments (mainly guitars, some violin). He began to work professionally as an assistant to Dorothea Lange, and since has won various awards and honors.
All images above are ©Ralph Gibson (http://www.ralphgibson.com)