Image copyright Hernan Rodriguez. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
"Why?" is about back-stories from some of the most respected artists in photography today. Think about how many images you see every day, but you never hear the stories behind them.
Hernan Rodriquez is a perfect example of one of my favorite comments: "The best thing about this industry has nothing to do with photography, but the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft!" Hernan and I go back to my earliest Rangefinder/WPPI days, and while we don't catch up that often, each time it's like we ended the last conversation with a comma.
From a Spotlight Profile to a recent post shooting with Tamron's new SP85 mm lens, as a Tamron Image Master he's no stranger to SCU readers. His specialty is commercial and portraiture, but in all honesty, there's nothing Hernan can't shoot.
What I love about this particular "Why?" is Hernan talking about the relationships he tries to build with his clients. Even if it's only through a short conversation, building that relationship relaxes the subject and the result is more natural expressions and a memory-making session.
To find out more about Hernan, check out his website with a click on the image above. And, you'll find more about him on Tamron's Image Master page.
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.