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I started this series as a way to introduce you to the movers and shakers in the industry. Whether you're new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, there are so many artists who have helped blaze the trail in technology, creativity, education and pure passion for the craft. It was time for a project sharing their work and the stories behind their images.
It's a kick to have Ken Sklute join me on this new episode of "Why?" because we go back so many years and share so many friends. He's a photographer, educator and good buddy to so many of us in the industry.
I love the backstory he wanted to share, not on one image but several. There was a unique point he made, and it's important to share it here as well.
Ken talked about the importance of visualization before you pick up your camera, as opposed to walking around and looking for something to photograph. I'm not sure Ken's mind's eye visions ever shut off, but spend some time with him when he's shooting, and you'll see an intentional approach to images he chooses to capture.
One other fun aspect of this episode is the reminder of how small the photographic industry is. The wedding image below is of Judy Host and Eddie Tapp in Malibu. Not only are Judy and Eddie good friends of mine as well, but they also have recorded episodes of "Why?" in the last couple of years.
To see more of Ken's work, click on any of his images in this post.
The fun of a project like this is in the diversity of the content being shared with two common denominators - everyone's incredible love for the craft combined with their passion for supporting the industry! There are now 111 artists featured in the "Why?" series. A BIG thanks to Ken along with all of the artists who have opened their hearts and shared a small piece of their journey.
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.