Adam Stevens Photography

January 21, 2010

“In The Frame” coming tonight to Stanwood Wa.

Filed under: In The Frame, Personal — Tags: , , , , — photobby @ 12:39 pm

So here’s the premise, it’s kind of a long thread but there is an end to it… I’ve been thinking about a “personal project” for a long time (my wife likes to say, everything I do is a personal project 🙂 ), and the list of possibilities is long. Some of them I have looped back to several times, but they have never really stuck. Then a few weeks ago, after listening to an interview of David duChemin, author of “Within the Frame” it hit me. David (he’s not the only one) is a big proponent of shooting what you love. If you like cats, shoot cats, cars, then cars… Because you connect to that subject on an emotional level, and therefore probably shoot better photos of it/them. I love photographing people, why, because of the emotional connection I have with them. I love making photos that will resonate with people who really know the subject in the photo. And so I thought, why not shoot some of the people who I have connected with, in my past, and now? It’s not something that will be wrapped in a week, or a month. For crying out loud one of the “must shoots” lives in New York, one I haven’t seen since my wedding, and one is no longer with us.

So stay tuned, look for the “In The Frame” post title, and get ready to meet some people who I hold near and dear. Some things to keep in mind, I am posting these in no particular order, outside that I have been able to connect with them and get a few minutes to take some photos. Yes my wife would probably have been first, but it’s going to take a little more sweet talking to get her to do it willingly she’s the last person in the world I would try to arm twist into something, cause that never goes well. And that’s the last thing, accessibility to the people is probably going to drive the order more than anything else. With two exceptions, all the photos I am doing for this will be fresh. Not re-treads. Mostly.

So tune in tonight for “ITF” #1. One other item of note, check back on Feb 1st for a Wedding Special that will run till the 14th.

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2 Comments »

  1. Great idea Adam. I’d love to shoot more portrait work as I connect with people easily and being able to photograph that connection would be powerful. I grabbed your RSS feed so I can keep up with your work.

    Comment by Tyler Wainright — February 19, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    • Thanks Tyler! It’s been a lot of fun, and is as hard to carve out the time for it as I though it would be!

      Comment by photobby — February 19, 2010 @ 9:03 pm


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