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Ansel Adams once said,
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
"Why?" is about photographs from some of the most respected artists in photography today, along with their words, the backstories behind their favorite images. Now at 39 artists featured in this special SCU segment, you'll find each contributor has had something different to talk about, but the common denominator is always the same - how much they love the craft!
Texas photographer and good buddy, Doug Box is in the spotlight. You'll find Doug's approach to the backstory very different from many of the previous images shared. As one of the industry's leading educators, he hit the "Why?" question pretty hard, because it's the first question he typically asks his students. He goes beyond why they're choosing to create an image a certain way and instead, works to understand why they're working hard to be a photographer.
There's an excellent podcast I did with Doug on Weekend Wisdom. It's all about partnership marketing and he shares some outstanding insight.
Doug is somebody who needs to be in your network. You'll find out more about Doug with a click on his image, and if you're walking the floors of a convention and you see him walk by, make it a point to introduce yourself. You couldn't ask to have a better person on your "team."
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.