Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sam, I Am


I find it amusing to look back and reread my past blog posts and count the frequency of entries when I returned to Photography, back in 2009. The fascination, albeit almost obsession, with rediscovering a craft was exciting and combined with collaboration made for a fun and challenging experience that I felt needed documenting. Now, coming up on 10 years, the posts have significantly tapered off as "life gets in the way" and collaborating became a chore.

AAA_1602I recall many conversations with other photographers who enjoyed the challenges of shooting Landscapes, Street, Architecture or Macro, but I couldn't quite grasp their excitement with photographing those genres. After experimenting with those other genres and realizing how much more in control you are of your sessions, it made more and more sense.


Now when I look through my Photostream, I see a shift in Subject Matter and what has become more important to me.  Sometimes it's about Creativity, sometimes it's about Family, sometimes it's about Learning, and on few occasions it's about Collaboration, which finally brings me back to the Title of this Post.


My first Collaboration with Sam was back in June of 2013 for an Artist-themed shoot.  We've remained friends since our initial collaboration, but didn't have the opportunity to work together again until 2016.  We have collaborated four times and our sessions are more about friendship than themes and the photographs are incidental.




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