Sometimes you just have to take a step back, regroup, and try again. That is just what I am doing with my photography. After spending the better part of two years haphazardly trying to photograph all the same things in a saturated market, I decided to just stop. Stop and take stock on if I wanted to really keep this a hobby or move it towards a business. I knew there had to be something I could do with my photography that not many people were doing. Weddings, newborns, senior portraits, fashion...Those things did not interest me even though I knew that is, as they say, "where the real money is!"
I already have a great career with my day job. So making a TON of money with photography wasn't really too important and not a standard on how I measured my success. I just wanted to enjoy the subjects I was photographing. Ever since I was a child, aviation has always been a huge interest of mine. I always wanted to learn to fly and eventually got my pilots license a few years ago. (I'm not even current anymore unfortunately). General aviation, commercial airliners, military, old war birds; I love 'em all. I also had the opportunity to work at a small general aviation airport for a couple of years. I met some great people while working there. Pilots definitely tell some great stories.
I had always photographed airplanes but more as a "spotter" than a photographer. I never approached it in the way I was making a portrait of an airplane. I needed to combine my love of aviation and photography. Fortunately I was still in contact with my former supervisor at the airport. He agreed to give me free reign of the field to photograph. And so it began...
Here I am, working at sending my photography into a completely different direction: UP! I hope you come along with me on this ride. My welcome message on the home page states, "Creating portraits of aircraft, their pilots, and those behind the scenes that keep them flying". You're going to see it all! Stay tuned to the blog as different parts of the website come online!
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