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The Visual Palette by Brian Matiash

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Sony a7R IISony FE 16–35mm f/4 ZA OSS25 sec. at f/22, ISO 100August 7, 2015

CHAPTER 2

Rules, Rules, Rules

“Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.”

—H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.

Obey the Rules . . . Sometimes

I was always the rule-abiding kid growing up. I did what I was supposed to do and, more importantly, I didn’t do what I wasn’t supposed to do. Those were the rules, plain and simple. A real golden boy, right? As a kid, that behavior served me well. I’m sure it kept me out of trouble on more than a handful of occasions. As I got older, though, I became keenly aware of the virtues that came with knowing the rules, because it made ...

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