Gold Can Stay

Essay 265 • Mar 14th 2018

We are often told to follow our passion. I’ve found it more helpful to follow my curiosity.
“What is this person like?”
“What will the photos look like if I do ________?”
“What happens if I have someone ________?”
When I’ve figured it all out, it gets hard to shoot. I need new people, new situations, new tools, new light.

Dawn, dusk, that sliver of perfect light. And what would happen if I used only that for awhile.


Lou Noble was born, lives, and will one day die in Los Angeles. He is the Editor-In-Chief of The Photographic Journal.

Models (in order of appearance):


Alana Schoen

May Daniels


Hannah Rose Murphy

Emily Landers

Stephanie Kim