by Skip Cohen
I started "Why?" to create something that had more depth than just looking at an image and reading why it's a favorite of the artist. I wanted something that gave us another dimension and a look "behind the curtain."
Kevin Kubota does just that in this new episode. Most of you know Kevin as a software developer with Kubota Image Tools. Then there are many who know him as an educator and presenter. While he's a phenomenal photographer, one of the hats he wears so well is all about giving back.
I remember when he did the trip to Africa to help rebuild Rwanda. Any of his staff who couldn't join him on the trip had to put in a certain amount of time in community service to take the time off while he was gone. It wasn't just Kevin and Clare who were giving back, but everybody involved in their business.
There's a great quote that I've used many times and seen on several websites...
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Kevin and the Kubota team are always paying it forward and I couldn't be more proud to consider him a friend and share the back-story on this image. You can check out more of Kevin's work with a visit to his website. Just click on the image.
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.