Jumping and clicking my heels out of happiness today as the first issue of "Photograph" a quarterly magazine for creative photographers is out by the Craft and Vision guys, and I get to see my name mixed in with the likes of some of my real hero's like Art Wolfe and John Paul Caponigro among others. Awesome! Still shaking my head in disbelief. http://davidduchemin.com/2012/10/introducing-photograph/
I've been following David duChemins work and blog for a couple few years now and like him for his inspiring words dealing with photography as a creative pursuit and after a while of reading and interacting through comments he's begun to feel like a real friend. I remember when he fell off that wall in Italy a year and a half ago and almost died that I was concerned for him like any of my other friends who I know in my life. I was going to meet him this last winter when he was supposed to swing through Maine on a epic road trip in his tricked out photo-Jeep, but those gendarmes at the border wouldn't let him in, bastards! Anyways my point is here that I feel like it's extremely important to make good connections in life and be real and nice and honest and sincere in your interactions with people- not to get, just to be. And sometimes the world will reward. Coincidentally since David has been communicating with me I've noticed a lot more black and white in his work and the addition of a ten-stop filter! Heheh- inspiration goes round and round.
Well I hope you folkies check it out- I talk about how my Ma taught me how to see and my favorite kind of beer among other things. And I wish I could give a copy to each of you guys for free, but they won't let me :-)
Going on an awesome photo trip for a bit so I'll be off the online for awhile but hopefully I'll have some new good content to share when i get back. Right then, have a great one my friends- keep on doing what you do and have a nice day -Nate from Maine, Usa.