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Intro by Skip Cohen
Rick Gerrity and I first met at Skip's Summer School in Chicago, when Tom Curley brought the LUMIX Ambassadors together for one of their very first meetings. Well, here we are five years later with a great friendship. I'm always amazed at Rick's non-stop passion for the craft, people and his love for literally driving the highways of America with 493,000 miles currently on his vehicle! All along the way, no matter where he's traveling, he's documenting America, with his camera and his heart!
Check out more of Rick's work with a visit to his Instagram page and get to know all of the LUMIX Ambassadors by following the LUMIX Community Facebook page. They're one of the most diverse groups of artists and educators in photography! And, check out the new LX100II with a click on the thumbnail below.
by Rick Gerrity
Growing up in my Mom and Dad's tavern in Newark, NJ in the 50's and 60's and watching how they interacted with people has given me a gift! The ability to relate to just about everyone. Aside from my corporate assignments my goal is photographing real people doing their own thing.
I was given a pre-production sample of the LX100ll and decided to push it and see how it would perform under extreme conditions. With these particular photographs I tried to incorporate both an industrial shoot with the people behind the scenes.
This foundry has a special place in my heart because early in my photography career they employed me to do what you see in the photos! It was like working in Death Valley every day but it never phased me.
So, now being part of the Lumix Global Ambassador team, I travel all over the USA trying to find regular folks on their own turf and get a story. Driving instead of flying to my assignments also allows to explore more territory and create more personal presentations with stories to go with the photographs.
"A Photograph Without a Story is Just a Photograph" I will continue my quest to engage the men and women that make this country tick!
More to come with the LX100ll stay tuned!
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.