I've been hanging out with the crew from Tamron USA for a lot of years, but not until the last couple did I start getting to know some of the artists who make up the Tamron Image Masters. It's a pretty talented and diverse group.
It's Tamron Tuesday and a lot of fun to do a spotlight profile on Paul Lucia. He did a guest post last February and also a great little podcast. Now I've got a chance to show you some of his work.
In addition to some beautiful work, there's a great comment about Paul on the Tamron Image Masters site:
"Paul strongly urges every photographer to develop their own Personal Projects. This project is a concept, regardless of size, that resonates and speaks to the soul of the photographer. Personal Projects need to be nurtured, developed and cultivated, but when completed they promise discovery and reveal a truth that illuminates the soul. Personal Projects are not only a cure to a lost voice – they are also FUN! So go out and shoot – for fun. It’s where it all started. Don’t believe me; ask any photographer about their favorite images, and chances are they were captured for the love of it, not for commerce."
I'm a huge fan of personal projects, because they help keep you grounded and remind you of the reason you got into photography in the first place. Your regular business in photography may not be what you started out wanting to do, but personal projects keep your creative juices flowing, strengthen your passion and help to build a stronger skill set.
One of the things I love about Paul's work is his diversity. From weddings and engagements to kids, portraits, boudoir, fine art and photographing events for Estee Lauder Cosmetics, I'm not sure there's anything Paul doesn't enjoy shooting. Interested in learning more about Paul? Check out his site and follow him on Facebook.