by Skip Cohen
Wandering through my archived grab shots, I sure didn't have to go very far to find a Throwback Thursday shot or two. It's IUSA in 2018 in Nashville, and Bobbi Lane was doing headshots over in the FujiFilm booth. That's Max Alewel from Marathon Press, who I talked into going over and being abused for his portrait. LOL
Bobbi and Max are two prime examples of one of the things I miss most through the pandemic - catching up to friends! And at every convention, these two are always at the top of my list to track down.
The best thing about throwback images is the memories they bring back. So, take the time, and whether you share them or not, find a few throwbacks. Nothing beats a great memory and a smile.
Wandering through the Internet, I found this explanation about smiling from EverydayPower.com.
"According to scientists, smiling causes an influx of positive emotions that help in relieving stress and lowering your blood pressure. Each time you smile, you benefit your health and happiness.
Not only can smiling lift your mood, but it can also elevate the mood of those around you.
When you smile at others, it gives them a boost of happiness, helps them to lead a healthier life, and influences how they perceive you."
Like all of you, we're looking forward to that first convention where everyone feels safe enough to be together. It's not going to happen right away, but it will happen, and what a celebration that's going to be!
PS Looking for a great online program coming up on portraiture. Bobbi and Lee Varis are teaching online on March 27 at 9:00 A.M. Here's the link for more information!
“The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.”
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.