Wednesday, November 13, 2013

new project in the works

A project officially started. Thank you so much @skudly for being a sweetheart. :)

For quite some time now, I've been struggling with which direction to go with my photography.  Many would suggest that I go with "where the money is" as that would be the only logical thing one would do when pursuing any career.  But most of us know that it's far easier said than done, especially now with the industry being heavily saturated with other photographers seeking to do the same.  A couple of years ago, I read a brief profile about a young British photographer, now living here in the States, by the name of Nick Hall.  He was chosen as one of PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to watch.  When asked what he considered to be his greatest challenge as a photographer, I was grateful for his answer.  He wrote:  Doubt, and wondering whether you have what it takes to succeed.  You probably don't get over it, you just learn to manage it.  The way I do it is to be really committed to my personal work - to just produce work all the time, do the work you enjoy doing, and hone the style.  

This month, I've officially started my new personal project, which will focus on editorial portraiture of men and a certain fashion trend that's been taking the country by storm.  100% of the project will be shot using various types of film.  I was grateful to my friend, local videographer Ben Woods, for being willing to be my first participant.  I'll share more information about this photo essay as it develops.  Until next time folks!