Sometimes, as a photographer, it’s ok to shoot something just because you want to.
Wait. It’s MORE than ok. Sometimes, as an artist, it’s NECESSARY to capture something just because you want to.
One of the most important things about our partnership is our ability to tell each other what we need… in life, in art, in our business. I’ve been blessed that Mack has ALWAYS done whatever he had to do to help me get what I needed. So when he said, “Hey, I’m going to stand out in the cold all night to capture this star-pattern image I have in my head, but it means I’ll have to sleep on the drive to San Antonio the next morning”… well, it’s a no brainer. I’m happy to be his chauffer for a change, if it means he’s this giddy-excited about the creative process.
And then, the next morning, when he showed me what he accomplished?? WHOA. I’m hoping you’ll have the same jaw-on-the-floor reaction I did. 🙂
(This is a composite of 200 30-second exposures over 90 minutes. The stars moving in their natural patterns, with their actual real-life colors. SO COOL.)
Sometimes, in photography, it’s important to just do something because you want to.
Wait… did I say “photography”?
I mean LIFE.