I was at a Drink and Click Chicago event when I took this picture. The theme of the day was “Love”. We were in the Wrigleyville Neighborhood of Chicago to shoot the Cupid Run. The race is a charity for the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). But, I have to admit, I’m terrible with themed events like this. It’s so hard to shoot some else’s theme. I saw this woman walk across the street and I knew the light would play well with her hair. I waited for this shot. Aim and fire, fire, fire!It was the middle shot that she looked back on. Literally a second of time. The look back is what I needed for her hair to catch the light and for her eyes to come into frame as she walked away.
When I look back on these last two years I can say that there is one person I have paid more attention to than most: Lauri Novak. She’s an incredible photographer. She was also one of the founding students of The Arcanum. She has taken many steps to improve her own photography over the last few years. She produces very good work.
She runs the Chicago chapter of Drink and Click! And she’s made Google+ a sort of a digital home away from “home”. She’s also starting a G+ mentorship program where she is about to teach people how her method of seeing the world. It’s very unique way of seeing. Sometimes it’s upside down and inside out. I feel like that it must never be boring to be Lauri Novak because everything must seem interesting! (She’s probably shaking her head right now because she’d never EVER say that.)
When I look back, getting to know her is a byproduct of my decision to get out to every free and open to the public photowalk I can attend. When diving into the world of photography, I’ve become aware of more styles and preferences people have for shooting. Through this I have met more local photographers as well.
Everyone has a different approach that best fits their style which is good. But I can’t help but think that more I learn about other approaches to photography, the better decision I will make regarding my own approach to photography.
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