I had a genuine, eye opening, conversation the other day with a (pretty much) complete stranger and wow – I can’t get it out of my mind.
We were talking about business and what it is that ‘studio 60′ does, and in a simple comment I realized I am on my right path.
What this young lady I was speaking to said – while looking around my studio at the beautiful images on the walls, with an album in her hands – “This… THIS… is what I wanted when I’ve had portraits done before, and I didn’t get it.”
The “IT” being… a beautiful photo she could hold in her hands. Something to share with her kids as they grow older. A memory frozen in time, but not just ‘on a disk’ to never be looked at. An experience that allows you to look at your images and remember that exact moment, that place in your life.
In a world with it’s impatient desires, and a camera in nearly every phone.. it’s no wonder people lose the meaning of a real portrait; and it’s my job to help you see it’s importance.
Let me ask you. If you were to walk in to my studio and see a static, USB drive hanging on the wall / or lying on the table – would you ohhhh and aaahhhh over it? Probably not the same way you stop and look at all the beautiful faces, memories and moments frozen in time that are there right now.
It’s no wonder I’ve had a camera in my hand my whole life, or that images are so important to me. It’s so much more than a business. It’s telling stories by making a photograph you’ll treasure forever… and I’d love to hear your story.