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What a kick to launch a whole new year of "Why?" episodes with a photographer who's not only become a great friend over the years but is someone I admire as well. Erin Zahradka joins me in this first episode of 2019, and she's no stranger to SCU.
Remember why I started this series - it was to share the work of the movers and shakers in contemporary photography, and at the same time help you meet artists you should know. Well, the concept took off, and we're starting the new year with today's episode at 110 artists featured in the series to date.
While boudoir photography is where Erin's heart is, she's an award-winning family and lifestyle photographer. She's the founder of AIBP (Association of International Boudoir Photographers), a group of incredibly talented artists sharing support for each other and their creativity through their facebook forum, as well with a well-attended annual workshop/conference each year.
One of my favorite guest posts in the SCU archives was thanks to Erin about a summer photography day camp she started several years ago. It's a great idea, and you can read more about it with a click on her campers to the right.
In the meantime, you can check out more of Erin's work along with the members of AIBP with a click on her "Why?" image above.
Boudoir photography is one of the most challenging disciplines in professional photography because it involves so much more than just photographic technique. It's about trust with the subject, building self-esteem, communication, and incredible listening skills.
If you've got an interest in learning more about the true art of boudoir photography, AIBP has a great blog that's worth following as well.
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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.