Me at ORD
I have been exploring my catalog as I prepare for the 2014 season and ran across an image that I wanted to share. I created this photograph in 2008 while waiting to catch a flight to Las Vegas where I would be attending the WPPI convention in support of my former employer, Pictage. It was during this trip that I teamed up with my old friend, Jamie, to create a great portfolio of images for a couple who wanted to shoot their “trash the dress” session at Red Rock Canyon.
What draws me back to this image is that it represents a high-point in my life where I was able to work from home for an awesome company that would afford me opportunities to travel on a regular basis to interact with like-minded creative types, exchange notes & ideas, and bring those ideas back for the benefit of my clients.
It was during this time that I was using a Leica M8 camera. This particular image was created using the 35mm Summilux pre FLE (floating lens element). I enjoy making photographs during layovers because it allows me the chance to create images that capture a sense of what it is to travel in America’s airports. In fact, one of the new postcards I have coming for the “series two” collection features an image I created at the Detroit airport. Look for more information on how to get your own collection of postcards in the coming weeks!