As summer pushes forward I realize how fleeting this season can be. In keeping busy in June/July I’ve been commissioned to shoot video, portraits, still life, lifestyle, weddings and live music. I’ve been assisting on still and video sets for other photographers and production companies, I operated an underwater camera for a music video, pulled focus for a steady cam, and a host of other projects. This industry teaches us that the more we work commercially (and share that we’re doing so) the better our job security. I certainly understand the value in marketing myself, networking and assisting, shooting, and learning. Sometimes I forget that the periods in between the madness are what it’s all for. I recently made time for a few days of camping and the great outdoors in Vermont.
Photography and filmmaking makes me so happy in a way that I can’t explain; it’s a dream come true to make a living doing something that truly excites me. I find time away from it all to be the best recharge, and to allow inspiration to seep in. Below are a series of underwater images I shot while on vacation in The Green Mountain State.
Awesome work, Ryan.
Lovely, moody and ethereal…Fantastic post!