“You don’t have to walk in a man’s shoes to know where he’s been. All you have to do is buy him a new pair to get him where he is going.” Colleen McCulloch
2011 has been one crazy, unsettling, sad year so far. At the end of last year Jason and I talked about where we wanted our business to go and how we were going to get there. But ever since, we have been knocked down by natural disasters, illness, global grief – it seems we are trying to move forward but can’t seem to take the necessary steps. Being a photographer you are constantly evaluating and reevaluating what you have done and where you’d like to go. It is a pretty fickle, trendy business and it can be hard to remain true to your creative identity and feel proud about what you produce while everyone around you is clamouring for the next, new shiny thing. When I bought Jason this new pair of shoes I didn’t really think anything of it but now I guess I was making a symbolic gesture that, after all that has already happened this year, we are finally ready to get going. Go Team!
ps The photo is taken by me – it will probably be the one and only photo of Jason that ends up on this blog and you have NO IDEA how hard it was to get him to let me post this.