Image Copyright Sandy Puc. All Rights reserved.
"Why?" is all about the back-stories behind the favorite images captured by some of the most respected artists in the industry.
Sandy Puc had no idea when she captured the image above it would lead to the start of one of the most significant non-profits in professional photography, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Besides being known as a co-founder of NILMDTS, an artist, educator, founder of SPTV, business woman, and great friend, one other trademark is her honesty, especially when telling a story. You'll understand my comment when you listen to her talk about the image.
In this new "Why?" she talks about this portrait of her good friend Cheryl Haggard and baby Maddux. The image launched a friendship and an association that today has helped thousands of families deal with the grief of losing a baby. Cheryl later wrote:
“That night was the worst night of my life. But when I look at the images, I am not reminded of my worst night. I’m reminded of the beauty and blessings he brought.”
A BIG thanks not only to Sandy Puc for taking the time to talk about the image, but Cheryl Haggard, for all the love, sweat and tears that have gone into NILMDTS. It's one of the best-known non-profit associations in photography and supported by thousands of professional photographers. Click on the image to find out more about NILMDTS and to see more of Sandy's website and her images, they're just a click away.
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.