I was beyond pumped to open this month's issue of Professional Photographer Magazine and see a familiar face in the contents section. Staring back at me was a shot I had taken of Class of 2016 senior Hali Carpenter from Nicholas County High School.
A couple of months ago, I did a phone interview for an article to be written by Jeff Kent, but wasn't exactly sure which month it would appear in the magazine. So, when I saw the picture of Hali, I started frantically flipping through the pages to find the article. When I got to page 80, I think I might have peed a little. Leading off the article were two of my favorite images from the Class of 2016 — the infamous LawnBoys (Nicholas County's Ethan Miller and Marshall Newlon) and a fun field commander shot of Savannah Schafer from George Washington High School.
It was so cool to see how they had chosen the which images to run where and how the page layout was pieced together. To me, it was perfect and I even felt like it matched my branding pretty well, so that was a big bonus.
The spread showcases some of my favorite images and the article covers my approach to working with high school seniors. It also previews my upcoming Imaging USA presentation in Nashville, TN in January. If you'd like to read the article for yourself, click here.