When Jim posted this photo project, I knew I had to participate. Without the inspirational photographers, I’d be in a world of hurt.
Brian Auer is one of the first photographers that I thought of. He’s such a trooper, willing to drive long distances just to photowalk. Plus, he’s an awesome friend who has always been willing to help me with whatever photography questions I have.
I asked Brian if we could swap prints and…he was planning on asking me already. Hilarious!
I scoured his Flickr photostream. I had several selections, but after a lot of thought, I chose “Wide Open” for my first print.
Look at that. Glorious! Of course, it doesn’t compare to a print.
I asked him for a 10″ by 15″ print because I knew the cost of framing would get ridiculous exponentially. Rather than mailing it, we scheduled a photowalk so he could deliver it personally. I had Mpix send the print directly to him, but he wanted it signed.
Which of my photos did he want?
After our Venice Beach photowalk, we went back to Brian’s car so he could give me his print. I also signed my print. There’s something euphoric about signing a print, I’m not sure why.
I talked to a few other photographers about swapping prints, especially the ones at that photowalk. Money is tight, but this won’t be my last print.
Remember – “It’s not a photo until it’s a print.”
Thanks for bring this project to our attention, Jim!