Hello my friends!
It has been months since you have heard from me. I am truly sorry. I know that this #coronavirus has disrupted a lot of people’s lives and I am no exception.
The month of January was rather busy for me with corporate events and headshots. I took some time off during the slow month of February and was looking forward to March so I could start marketing and catching up with my photography business.
No one would have ever predicted that within the first few days of March COVID-19 would be declared a pandemic sending the stock markets crashing. Or that schools and businesses would close and countries would limit travelers at their boarders. Or that people would be asked to stay home and cities would go into lockdown virtually bringing the world to a halt. No one would have ever guessed.
So where have I been? For a few days I was paralyzed. I had been contemplating the effects of all this on my small business. I have been thinking of ways to stay afloat. Should I offer online classes or a virtual class? But Im not a teacher. I don’t have anything that can be boxed and packaged and mailed to clients. It’s not that easy when you are a portrait photographer. My career rely’s on photographing groups of people at weddings, office parties, families and new born babies. I need to connect to people and look them in the eye or touch their hands so I can place it in the right location. Keeping social distancing would not work well at all.
I was reminded of my younger days when street photography was a big part of my life. Human interaction as a street photographer was limited for me. I was just a voyeur and I wanted to keep my distance. I think I should go out and do that again, but its not worth the risk.
So where do I go from here? Well, there a two parts of my photography that I have kept mostly to myself. My first is a passion for photographing architecture, landscapes and nature. And another passion is for manipulating photographs in photoshop. And those do not require anything but me, my camera and my computer.
Therefore until the world goes back to some semblance of normalcy and I can once again engage physically with my clients I will use this time to catalogue and categorize my on my own photography and even display some of my previous work to you all on a regular basis.
I hope you enjoy them and that my photos make you smile as you travel vicariously through them.
Stay safe my friends.