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"Why?" is always about introducing you to some of the most respected photographers and artists in the industry, but it's evolved into so much more. Every backstory has been a little different, giving us an opportunity to get to know the artist in a way that looking at just a photograph would never accomplish.
Cecil Holmes is in the "Why?" spotlight today and he's a perfect example of how social media helps us meet other artists and expand our understanding of everyone's passion for the craft. I first "met" Cecil watching a short video from Tamron USA about their 100-400mm lens. He was out in the cold of the Grand Teton's with my buddy Ken Hubbard, and I loved the way he captured images of horses in the dead of winter. Well, that took me to his website and in turn a good old fashioned phone call to talk about his work and hope that he'd join me on an episode of "Why?"
There's another phenomenon that's unique to our industry that's been apparent in so many episodes of "Why?" We all share so many mutual friends. With Cecil, just like playing the degrees of separation with Kevin Bacon game, the core link is Tamron USA.
During the podcast, Cecil told a story about a double rainbow and being patient when the weather is less than perfect. I asked him if we could share it here as well.
Click on either image to visit Cecil's website and see more of his work, and follow him on workshops through Nature in Focus. And, click on Tamron below to check out some of the finest glass in photography!
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.