Images copyright Sherry Hagerman. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
Now and then an image comes along with a story so detailed and compelling it deserves to be shared. The images and the video in this post are by Sherry Hagerman of Allusion Photography. She's a perfect example of what I love most about our industry - the friendships.
I met Sherry when she came to the first Skip's Summer School in 2009. She attended every one after that, through 2013. She's a passionate artist with an unstoppable quest for pushing the limits of her creativity. From classes to online education to virtually anytime she can learn something new, she rarely if ever slows down. Over the years Sherry and her husband Jeremy have become great friends and the four of us are always squeezing in dinner together at a convention some place on the planet.
We caught up to Sherry this week here in Florida and spent a couple of days hanging out with her. Good friends have a habit of asking each other a simple question, "What's new?" Well, watch the video below, and you'll see how Sherry answered me.
It's not just the images from her "dark art" side that are remarkable but a few other aspects of this project I want to point out.
Oops - almost forgot the biggest reason to share these images and the behind the scenes video here - this entire process redefines the meaning of passion. I know it's a word, so many of you think is abused when we talk about artists we respect, but there isn't a better word. And, as you watch the video keep in mind the hours this crew spent working to create some amazing images!
Sheila and I couldn't be more proud to consider Sherry and Jeremy good friends. Like I said in the beginning, it's one of the best traits of being in this industry - the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.