It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau
I love this quote. I think most photographers and artists probably relate well to these words, actually.
On Sunday I had the privilege of shooting an old friend of mine. He's an extremely talented musician. He's been playing music as long as I've known him. We met when we were ten or eleven and even then he was in a band. Some artists discover their passion early. He definitely falls into that category. Anyway, I had the best time at this shoot. We got to use a swanky bi-level presidential suite at one of the nicest hotels in the area. But beyond the cushy location, I had the freedom to really be creative and artsy with how/what we were shooting. Which of course is like Christmas to any photographer.
Anyway, back to the quote. I love that as a photographer and an artist, where others see a boring conference table, and arguably the least interesting part of this suite, we saw an opportunity for some really beautiful artistic expression here. I was dying over the reflections in this table. Hopefully Ryan likes these too. This is just a little sneak peek. I have a ton of photos of him, so you'll likely be seeing more. He even climbed into the bathtub in his suit for me. Now that's what I call trusting my artistic vision. :)