In a business of entertainment and art, it is difficult to know who truly has your best interests at heart. You meet someone through networking who appears to have their stuff together because their portfolio looks good, could be a predator. You see someone in passing and you want to introduce yourself for a potential model, but they probably see you as someone trying to hit on them, especially if they have not been a model nor ever thought about it. There is no real equation that allows two people to come together and collaborate on beautiful art.
Talk about a weekend of comfort zones. I do not believe I have been comfortable all weekend. It all started with Walter Olson and the artist challenge on Facebook. Then, I started a remodeling project based on ideas from Fixer Upper and Property Brothers. Darn you HGTV!
In the midst of 2016, in my back and forth about being a photographer, I was commissioned to perform one last wedding. This time, it would be between the former Miss Devon Rolle and Mr. Paul Mayton. Now, there is always the one thing that attracts a photographer to take on specific jobs and this one had four of them; Mary Nissel-Rolle, Scott Rolle, Paul Mayton, and Devon Rolle.
Sometime in 2016, I lost my interest in photography. Taking photographs, processing photographs, or anything to do with photography in general. I am not sure if there is a deeper meaning to this back and forth, but nevertheless, I continue to take photos. I asked a single pregnant mother if she would allow me to take photos of her and her daughter. I think at first she was reluctant, but whatever changed her mind, I am glad she chose me.
Well, 2016 provided some ups and downs for many of us. I had a business, then I didn’t have one and then I kind of kept photographing because, well, I do love to take photos. So, the first shoot of 2017 is the man about town and his dog “Uzi”. Also, his parents came in to town as well. Hayden asked me to take a few shots of him, his dog and his parents as they were visiting for the weekend from Pennsylvania.