from the beginning again
If there is one lesson I’ve learned over the last 18 years it is that a photographer must have the right combination of patience to create art and persistence to build a business.
Call it being in the zone or feeling a sense of flow, being in the midst of that confluence, or at least finally having the mindset for it has been a real blessing. Over the last couple of years, I’ve grown more confident about what I truly love doing: creating portraits of people.
But both reality and humility collide to remind me that the learning never stops. I’ve embarked on workshops, online tutorials, conferences and lots of books that constantly inspire me to create stronger, more impactful portraits of my clients and sometimes strangers.
I’m not going to mince words.
After creating Tiffinbox back in 2003, starting another blog was a daunting proposition and procrastination came rather naturally.
However, over the last few months, a few things have changed in my life that have in some direct way forced my hand to make the leap.
The word “proof” appears in the dictionary as a noun, adjective and a verb. When I started considering naming this blog, “proof” struck me as a measured statement of what I produce in artwork for my family clients – evidence of their presence in each other’s lives.
I’m also calling this new blog, “proof,” to tip my hat to those photographers who came before me and worked in darkrooms to create rough prints, or, proofs, of their work before their final masterpieces graced gallery walls or museums.
To that extent, the writing, the photographs, the audio or even the video clips I hope to share here are all going to be a “work-in-progress.” If they appear raw and unfinished, that’s by design.
While Tiffinbox is about other photographers in the world, proof is going to focus on my personal observations and contributions specifically to family & children’s portraits, private school marketing & communication work and professional headshot portraits in Hartford county.
This will also be a forum to highlight some of my non-profit work, street photography and sometimes landscape and food photography. Lastly, I hope to celebrate my neighbors; those who inspire me to be a better, more generous and compassionate human being in the future.
While I would love to blog every day, life does happen. So, I won’t make any promises other than to say, I hope to keep the frequency and timing as consistent as possible.
reading, commenting & sharing
proof is a new project and as such needs your help in getting off the ground. So if you find any of the content here useful or inspiring in any way, I urge you to comment first and then share it with your friends and family. If you have any questions and or suggestions, I am all ears and eyes.