Brooks Jensen describes himself as “a maker of things, an observer, a commentator.” His phrasing suggests that there may be an appreciable difference between an “observer” and a “commentator.” Is there? If so, what are the differences? As you review these photographs, what evidence can you identify to demonstrate that Jensen is much more than an observer of what he photographs? Choose two of the images to observe carefully. In what specific ways do they demonstrate that Jensen is a commentator and /or observer? Consider as well the title of Jensen’s series of photographs: Made of Steel. To what extent does the title support or subvert your response?