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I started "Why?" to introduce you to the movers and shakers in professional photography. There are now forty-one artists featured in this series and it's only the beginning.
We look at thousands of images every week and never know the stories behind them. We take photography for granted and often think of it as simply the result of somebody clicking the shutter, but most of the time there's so much more. "Why?" is about those backstories.
Meet Wes Simpson, a talented wedding photographer from Liverpool. This is the first "Why?" from the other side of the "pond." Just like Wes sharing the story on this image, there's a short backstory on our friendship.
The Internet has made the world a much smaller place. I was introduced to Wes in the Facebook Wedding Photographers Forum when he shared the image to the right. Minutes later I caught him on an IM for permission to share the complete image in a spotlight blog post. Well, that's where it all started and since then I've noticed a regular flow of comments and information in a couple of different forums, making it obvious that Wes has an almost unmatched passion for the craft.
You'll find more of his images on his website. Just click on the image above. And, follow Wes on Facebook, as well as in the Facebook Wedding Photographers Forum, now at over 30,000 members.
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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.