Friday, December 13, 2013

It's a major award!

I try to tell my fellow photo professors and students that film is dead, digital photography is now 20 years old and the only reason to shoot film today is because you like to.
My good friend Bernard was a master welder before he had to leave that job and took over running the Power Art building where I teach. I tell him often that if he ever was fired I would quit teaching at my University. He knows most of my classes so well that when I am not there, I can trust him to help out the students. 
Bernard gave me this "put a nail in it" award (it's a major award ala Christmas Story) to celebrate my often spoken line "film is dead".
Thank you Bernard. The welds are beautiful, the design is thoughtful and the thought is oh so much appreciated.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Love what you do

Worldwide Photo Walk local winner 2013
Imagine a job where you look forward to going to work every day, a job where you wake up happy each morning as you head out to work. Photography has been this kind of job for me for the last 41 years. My first job was was to shoot a Caterpillar warehouse. My client was a friend and just about every job since has been done for clients who are friends.

Caterpillar Warehouse 1972
Maybe that's the key to loving a job: Go play with friends and get paid at the same time. My last job was for Nick at Distinctive Sweets. Another friend who gives me money to shoot. 
PeanutButter Lava Cake 2013
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius
I have personally found this quote to be true.