Seeing this post come through over the internet was quite a surprise. For Indian Digital Arts to acknowledge me as part of this crew is a real honor and extremely humbling. I’d like to send a heartfelt thanks to them for considering me as part of this illustrious group of photographers.
I had the privilege of seeing Gregory Heisler yesterday and sat in on his talk at ImagingUSA called “The Evocative Portrait.”, what an incredible body of work. He’s truly inspiring and after the class I wanted to see if he’d seen this post yet, he hadn’t. I brought the post up on my iPhone and slowly went down the list until sure enough I got to his name. I told him hold on that’s only 9, there’s one more under you and there I was! We both got a little chuckle out of it.
For me it’s really about people noticing what it is that I do and have worked at so diligently for the last decade. My work has been about the human reaction to being in front of the camera and doing my best to stretch the gamut of expression on each face I photograph.
Hence, 90% therapist and 10% photographer is my mantra. Sure, photographic technique is imperative for a great image, but the icing on the cake for me is always the expression. This never ending quest for pulling the best out of my subjects is deeply ingrained in everything that I do with my camera.
Definitely take some time to read the post. It’s quite worth the read and something I’m very proud to be a part of. Thanks again IDA Team! Best, Peter