Recently I was asked by a client if I would be interested in creating a piece for her foyer. She wanted something coastal, something Savannah, something to complement the Jack Leigh piece also displayed in the foyer. "Yes, I'm honored, of course." Cue sound of a screeching halt. "Jack Leigh?" How could little old me create anything worthy of neighboring a piece created by Jack Leigh? I imagined people walking through the foyer captivated by the mysterious and haunting image to the left and then mistaking my piece for a coat rack. None the less, I accepted the job. I chose two mornings to shoot. One for the overcast weather and the second strategically in an attempt to get out of breakfast + carpool duty.
I wasn't exactly sure how this was going to pan out - but I learned a lot over the course of those two weeks. One, marinas are really cool places to photograph! The fisherman are welcoming and will talk to you about anything and everything if you'll listen. They also seem more open to letting you photograph them if you've just come from the gym in your tiny gym shorts. But most importantly this experience reminded me that putting aside your insecurities and trying something new once in a while is an important part of life. It can be extremely difficult but if you trust in yourself - feeling secure is almost a guarantee. And that's a pretty great feeling.
In the end, my client is over the moon with her gallery and I even ended up with a piece for my own home. And in case you were wondering, I did not get out of breakfast + carpool duty.