Tomorrow I am undertaking a huge step in my photographic development that will require perseverance, tenacity and dedication on my part. While I’m very used to teaching others and helping them in their creative journey, at times, I tend to neglect my own development. Starting tomorrow, I will begin a 6-month quest for that next level by studying under the great Arthur Meyerson, recognized as one of America’s finest photographers. I am so honored that he has accepted me for this mentorship. Under his guidance, it’s my hope that I’ll be able to achieve a new level of emotion and sense of place in my images. Arthur is an amazing talent as well as one of the finest teachers around and I’m ready to absorb everything he has to offer. Of course, I’ll be documenting that journey here… both the good and the bad.
It’s always a challenge to look inward and try to reach deep for something new. As I look outside my window here in Seattle at nothing but unending grey, foggy skies, I realize that I’ve added to the challenge by starting my sojourn with Arthur at the end of October, not the best season of weather here in the great Northwest. But, I did this with purpose and after long contemplation. The fact is, I live in Seattle. The weather, and light, pretty much sucks 8 months out of the year. But, in my eyes, I figured what better time to work with Arthur. If I can dedicate myself to my craft and grow as an artist during these next 6 months, imagine the possibilities in July when the skies clear and I can actually see that I live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. So, with this in mind, I embark on this adventure hoping to discover new insights on further developing my photographic eye and vision.