|© Michael Warth|
Why is this "blog worthy"? Simple, as a photographer we sometimes forget the importance of a good picture. Stuck in the moment, and never looking beyond the task at hand. Yes, I was shooting promos for another band when I met Shaun. We made the photos, and the job was done.
About a week ago, Shaun contacted me to discuss the usage of a few of the photos I took of him. I said sure, and though I was already aware of his move to California and his new gig with Picture Me Broken, I had no idea how well the band has been doing.
I heard of Picture Me Broken, but could not remember how I knew of them. Then, after looking at some of the band's photos on Facebook I realized they were featured in Alternative Revolt Magazine (Issue #14). Then it was a "doh!" moment as I slapped my forehead and said, "oh, I remember now!" One would think, I would remember every interview, every concert review, and every other article as the Director of Photography for the magazine but honestly...I am lucky to remember what I wrote or took pictures of last month for the magazine!
Therefore, as photographers, never forget how important it is to make a good picture for now, and for the future. You may never know how important that photo is to someone or yourself in years to come. And by the way, this also means that you need to store your images in a way that makes them easy to find later! Have a system, and make back-ups!! This goes for family photos too.