i originally met josh through a buy nothing group on fb
i needed a seam sewn on a dress i had
he agreed to do that for me.
josh's place was a mini farm
he shared that he was an artist
and made things from wood.
i liked what i saw
i thought it was terrific that a man sewed.
josh posted that he needed some images taken of his beard for a local contest
i wanted to give back and agreed to help him.
one of the things i love to do with my photography is offer a narrative
and even though this post is about josh
there is a small back story.
see the day before i was supposed to shoot images for josh
my brakes failed on my car.
i had to leave my car in an empty parking lot.
even though i often feel new to town
(i've been here over a year now)
i had some folks i could call
one got me to the class i was supposed to teach
another got me home.
which was pretty darn terrific.
my reality was that i was carless.
nothing worse than letting a client down
josh ended up coming to get me for his photo session
the shoot ended up being way more than
a few captures of a guys beard
at the end of the day
he helped me get my car to a mechanic.
love that. full circle.
I like when a client is prepared with their own ideas for their project.
like stopping at the nearby mill first.
boy was i glad i thought to bring my muck boots. muddy!!
josh wanted me to capture him when he is at his happiest.
working with wood, at his mini farm, with his things around him
he wanted shots of himself in all kinds of hats.
my favorite was the fur cap. it ended up being his favorite too.
all of them were definitely a layer of personal expression!
and note the great captures of his beard!
I didn't know josh very well
it was clear he loved anything that had to do with working with wood.
he loved his farm, all his animals, his artistry.
there was a moment that day when i felt he trusted me artistically.
i took responsibility for that
it felt great!!
what could have been a terrible rainy day
ended up holding off
it was a good session.
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.