Photography may not be the easiest profession to be in at the moment. Alas too many people think all it takes is a ‘proper’ digital camera and a few You Tube videos to earn a living at it. The briefest look back over the past years work is enough to realise I have the best job I could wish for though. During that time we have photographed a Mermaid practicing at a local dive centre, Model portfolios for aspiring new talents. There has been surprise birthday presents and family gatherings from around the world for 50th wedding aniversaries. Women taking their first tentative dip into online dating sites, others in their wedding finery.
Parents, grandparents, children mermaids dogs and cats. We have had it all. One week the studio would be filled with Latex Gothic or Rockabilly clothing for catalogue shoots. The next a small armoury of practice weapons for a local police supplier or a mountain of suitcases! Ours is far cry from your typical office job.
It is often the small poignant moments that remind me that photography is about so much more than taking a few pictures though. Discovering someone you photographed not that long ago has recently died brings home the original reason behind the name choice Immortaleye. They may have passed on but family and friends at least have the photos to help keep there memory alive. Decent photos too that show their loved one at there very best.