So I came across this blog today. It is by a photographer named David E. Jackson. He was approached by a salon called Shear Chaos. They wanted him to do some promotional shots of their staff and had an idea involving a circus. David loved the idea and ran with it. I think the final project is amazing and comical. David is also inspiring to me as a photographer. He worked for many years as a police officer before transitioning into a full-time photographer. Don't worry, I'm not thinking of becoming a cop. That seems like a bad idea for all kinds of reasons. It makes me feel better though. There are times that I look at my life, my random schedule, and the little amount of time I have to give to cakewalk after logging in many hours at my current job that pays the bills, and I get discouraged. I wonder if all the hard work and lack of sleep is worth it. Most of the time I know that it is. I love photography and there is nothing else I'd rather do, but I do questions myself. I think that's a good and healthy thing to do, especially when I arrive at the same answer every time. Yes I think it's worth it and still want to work at this. I get excited and inspired when I come across photographers that have succeeded and their career wasn't just handed to them for one reason or another, but is a reward for a lot of hard work and time.
The circus project itself is also stirring and motivational. I love how he took a job and made it a personal project of his own. It's original, creative, and more artistic then commercial. It's also funny and I do like to smirk. I look forward to future projects where Mary-Claire and I will be able to bring our own personal touch and silly ideas to projects for our clients. Below is a video of behind the scenes stuff for the shoot. Neat-O!
I love autumn and want to go on a walk with you,