But what is a worthy image? Who am I to decide an overly Photoshopped image and composites are not worthy? Are real moments suspended in time the only worthy pictures to be made? Clearly that is where I fall within the spectrum of how I use my camera. Between reality TV not depicting reality, and photography being more about post processing than image moment and content, I strive to find other artists who stand by their vision / art in hopes to gain back some credibility.
I grew more and more frustrated, and kept pushing myself to see differently without people or with making the best images possible with whomever was there. I had to be efficient knowing if I didn’t get something good from that person, it could be a while before someone else comes along. It also forced me to approach people and have a conversation to ease them into the fact I was not going to leave and I was on a mission.
From the moment I released the image set, Mrs. Chapman immediately started sending me emails, regular mail and leaving me phone messages while crying for weeks … Mindy immediately knew what these images meant to her family legacy and had a heightened appreciation for the documentation of her daughter’s new life.
It is time to finally separate the two types of work. I am launching my new site to house my parties, editorial and commercial jobs. I will also be sharing my street photography on the blog which has become the most important glue that holds my personal and professional photography together and lifts me upward.