I currently work as an Information Technology consultant. It’s what has paid the bills to this point. It’s a high pressure life, the money is great but the stress is brutal, and it can promote logical linear thinking as the primary way of processing information, and can stifle my creativity at times. The problem solving can be all consuming. But it has also given me the means to return to what I remember as my first love, Photgraphy. My mom gave me a Brownie at around 9 or 10 and it was over from there. I also loved sports and aports trading cards, some of my first photos were of my little brother in trading card poses. My Photgraphic training only extended to little more than junior college level. Photography has allowed me to meet and rub elbows with nearly all my heroes growning up. I love rock n roll, and professional sports. I worked professionally shooting for both the music industry, and professional sports, in the pre digital era. In that sense I was very fortunate. When all my gear was stolen, I chose to go a different career path. Now I have been blessed with being able to reinvest in the best digital equipment Nikon has to offer, and I have the great fortune to shoot my 3 sons playing sports, growing up, and all the hysteria that is part of that parade. At this point in my life I am also committed to learning the craft of portraiture. Not the smile and look at the camera “portrait”, but learning to capture the humanity of a subject, the essence of the person.
Some freelance photojournalism is also a possibility in the future.
Image is everything.
To be continued…