I am perpetually behind… my blog posts are chronically few and far between. I’m sorry about that, it’s the curse of having a full-time job, a family, and photography. I thought to try to make up for that, I would do another round-robin of images I’ve been working on the past months. I’ll do a short intro to each shoot when I get the chance – but for now, here’s a list of some of these folks:
Anna Gilbert loves music — that was obvious during the shoot. Committed musicians, whether professional or not, have music genetically interwoven throughout everything they do, I’m convinced. You sit Anna in front of a piano, even for a picture, and she plays and sings. I love that. I respect that. Honestly, I get that… I feel the same way around a camera these days.
I’m an enormous music fan, and I think that’s the reason I love shooting musicians… I get to be around people who love music even more than I do. This is just a preview of the images, so I’ll stop typing now. More later in the full post.
If you haven’t already, check out Anna’s Myspace HERE and leave her some love.
I have a difficult week ahead of me, and lots to do… I’m so wound up that I can’t sleep. I often wonder if other photographers feel this way, but there is a real clarity and decisiveness in the hours after midnight. I never seem to hem or haw over what processing, which tones, B&W or color. It all just makes perfect sense as I work.
I finished this image for Emily tonight — wait, no it’s this morning now — and something about the simplicity of it made me happy. And given the day I anticipate having tomorrow, happy is good. Ha, I just heard that out-loud — happy is good. Understatements aside, I’m thankful for clients/friends who let me take their pictures, and allow me to give them back.
Despite being a complete sucker for wild, dramatic images, it is the basic portrait that keeps me coming back to photography. I think it is the joy of a good frame, the creative outlet and the basic storytelling of portraiture that holds such allure for me. If you’re reading this late at night, sleep well. I’m gonna go try that now, myself.