by Skip Cohen
Even with business starting to pick up a little, we're all going to have a little downtime still, here and there. Well, it's Throwback Thursday, and part of the fun of the concept is the hunt for old images. It's the perfect way to remind yourself how much photography means and use a little of that downtime.
I found this shot of my grandfather in a batch of old photographs from around 1910-1920. And while it's at least a hundred years old, check out everything from his tweed suit, complete with vest and skinny pants, to the cigar in his hand and the pose.
There's that expression, what goes around comes around. He'd be in perfect style today - just take off the straw hat.
My grandfather smoked cigars most of his life, and one day decided to quit - cold turkey around 1959. He continued to put the money away he'd typically spend on a box of cigars and a few years later took my grandmother on vacation to Mexico!
It's so easy to let the stress of the pandemic grind you down, but stay focused on the career path you chose to be a photographer. You're magicians who turn intangible moments into tangible memories your clients can hold in their hands and cherish forever!
Physical distancing makes it tougher right now to work with the same creative freedom you have in the past, but that doesn't mean people don't still have memories to capture!
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.