My newest project is a somewhat scary, yet very exciting one: photographing other photographers. There is nothing about this business that should be so guarded that we can’t support each other, learn more about each other, connect with each other, and learn from each other. I want to get to know the other photographers in my area! I want to spend a bit of time with them, talk with them, and show them what I see in them using photography. And so, photographers, I am breaking down that weird, invisible wall, where we all feel a bit threatened by one another (at least when we live in the same state). Photogs, I want to hang out! …get ideas and share ideas… take your picture and not only challenge you to be on the other side of the lens, but show you what I see in you.
After mentioning this new idea/project to a group of Colorado photographers, I got an overwhelming response. Everybody wants to have a great picture of themselves – even those who are usually taking the pictures. A number of photographers said they haven’t had their picture taken in years! And others have had them taken recently, love being in front of the camera, and can’t wait to see what I can see in them through my lens. It’s really quite an honor to be trusted by my peers to create an image for them that they are proud to share, and that represents who they are, not only in the eyes of their friends, but in their own eyes.
And so my project begins! You can be a part. Take the challenge. Let’s hang out for a bit and take your picture.
Come back tomorrow to meet Juli, who has got creativity flowing through, head to toe (you will see what I mean when you see her portrait!).
~Loving my community~
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