This is about education...yours! The list of thirteen professional photographers, plus Profoto's own Chris Fain, represents some of the finest artists in the world. These are the movers and shakers who set the pace over and over again for creativity, quality, diversity and perseverance.
It's Profoto Friday and I want to share one of those stories about perseverance and passion. Meet Jaleel King. I haven't met him, but he's on my bucket list, thanks to an incredible story by Mike Allebach on Brandsmash. You can count on me catching up to him in the Profoto booth. Mike sent me the link to the story and it pretty much sets the bar for inspiration. Just watch the video below and listen to Jaleel's comments.
In Mike's original post he wrote...
"I first met Jaleel King at Help Portrait in 2009 an event that helps homeless and people who have had a hard year . He rolled in on his wheelchair with and a pink photo backdrop and photographed homeless people with the rest of us. I was amazed how he didn’t let anything get in his way. No obstacle was too big. He gave back despite having so much taken from him. That is who Jaleel is....read more.
Mike is no stranger to SCU and did an outstanding guest post last January, "Why I Photograph Tattooed Brides".
He's also a terrific writer and publishes "Brandsmash", which needs to be on your radar. Mike will be speaking in Profoto's booth as well as joining us on SPTV, which will be broadcast from Bay Photo's booth each day of WPPI.
Mike and Jaleel are two of those thirteen artists speaking in Profoto's booth. It's time both of them were on your radar. Click their images below to visit their sites. In the mean time, if you're headed to WPPI, put Profoto on your dance card! If you're not able to make the show this year, put Profoto's blog and site in your favorites list and then just stay tuned, there's a lot of excitement coming your way!
See you in Vegas!