I guess you could say it’s in the genes
My dad was involved in photography for years and worked for distributors of photographic equipment. I was incredibly lucky to have access to cameras and equipment to test out pretty much whenever I wanted. Just before high-school, I started my first real job, in a photo lab. While other kids my age were running their paper route, I was elbow high in film and print developer. In hindsight, working with all those chemicals probably wasn’t the greatest idea.
The Early Years
Before long, I was working the printer and not long after, the darkroom making enlargements. Learning all about
A Wrong Turn
Fast forward a few years and I’m living on my own, running my own IT business selling computers and fixing them. I had some small support contracts in place which kept me going but just barely. it wasn’t long before all of the camera gear I had amassed was sold off to pay for rent and food. All I had left was an old portfolio book and some memories. Fast forward again and my soon to be
It Was Like Putting On An Old Pair Of Pants
It was all so new yet all so familiar at the same time. I will never forget that trip as it was one that changed my life’s direction and got it back on track to what I was supposed to be doing. Photography. I happened to come across Peter Hurley. A headshot photographer out of New York. His headshots really took me back as they had a certain quality to them. As it happens, he offers training courses at his studio. So off I went to New York and studied with him.
The ‘Re’-Start Of It All
It became something that just gelled and made sense to me. I had tasted all of the other avenues of photography earlier in life and this path shooting headshots sat very well. Over the years I’ve perfected my approach and my style and noticed certain patterns that we all seem to share. I’ve always had an interest in psychology and why we do the things we do -both Anthony Robbins and Mel Robbins are very popular in my home.
Putting It All Together
It dawned on me that all those psychological quirks we share present themselves when we’re getting a picture taken. So I developed my approach, taking into consideration all of these quirks. The results speak for themselves and my clients all leave a little surprised and a little better armed for their next picture taking session. It’s said that when you follow your passion and start doing what you are supposed to be doing, that it doesn’t feel like work. Well, I have to say, I don’t feel like I’m working. I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to have been since all those years ago.