Monday, February 20, 2012

Parade Magazine shoot

Photography is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation. So, you’re capturing light and recording it as an image. At the risk of sounding all “artsy-fartsy” I would submit that photography is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light and emotion.

Justin Hackworth is not only the nicest man on the planet, he is also a fantastic photographer. Justin is more than competent with the technical ins and outs of photography. No doubt the man knows his way around a camera. This competence frees him to focus on the more critical component of what makes his photos so breathtaking. Justin captures images of people and emotions. When I look at his engagement/wedding photos, I see images of people in love. I see images of love. When I look at pictures from his 30 Strangers project (collection of mother-daughter portraits) I see images of love, healing, and respect.

Justin recently photographed Stephanie Nielson (of the Nie Nie dialogues) and her family. I got to shoot the behind the scenes video. It was an honor to be in their home and capture just a little of the behind the scenes of the session on video. The scene I witnessed was much different than the horror show most of us imagine when we hear the words “family portrait session." Justin was able to step into their world a little bit and capture the emotion in their home. The results were spectacular.


Here is Stephanie's blog post about it:


-D