Lesson learned from a young photographer & Twitter

I was reading A Photo Editor this morning at my desk. If you don’t subscribe or check this blog on a regular basis, you should start. It gives perspective from photographers, art directors, photo editors and fine artists. Everyone and everything is covered in this blog. I love it.
So this particular blog Rob posted was about a young photographer that used Twitter to share with the world his excitement about being hired to shoot a national advertising campaign. That was immediately shut down when a account executive found out. Turns out it was a violation of contract.
Read for yourself here
Damn. This really sucks. Could you imagine being on cloud nine, all excited and what not, telling your friends, celebrating with your hommies, dreaming about how your career is about to take off! Then BAM! Just like that its over, and now you are wondering if you are ever going to be hired again. I would loose my mind. WOW!
I feel bad for that photographer whomever he/she is. I could have easily done the same thing, not thinking and being overly excited. simple, honest, stupid mistake and I for one have learned a lesson, before one could ever be taught. This is very interesting because I am just getting into Twitter and I think its fun. I'm starting to connect with alot of different people. Discussions are rolling and I am enjoying it. So thats it. The rule is to share, but dont share it all.
I can dig it.
I just had to share this. Lesson learned

New Work

A new addition to my website. (well soon to be)Whoa! This is my second post of the day!
Let's Sing together: Go Stephanie! Go Stephanie! Its Your Birthday! Go Stephanie!

Model: Kehinde
Makeup:Niehla Ollie
Assistant: Fritz

Helen Levitt

The summer of my junior year in high school. I signed up for this photography class at Columbia College Chicago. It was apart of the high school summer institute program. For several weeks Columbia was filled with artsy high school kids from across the nation taking all sorts of fun classes. It was a lot of fun.
I cant remember my instructors name,but she introduced me to Helen's work.
I was big into street photography in high school, and children. My teacher thought I would enjoy her work. She was right!. Helen documented street life, but there were tons of kid pictures and each one of them were amazing.

Since that summer I have always been in love with the work of Helen Levitt. Her work was very raw, and exciting. Even though the images were simple and beautiful. There was always something going on. I wanted to be in her images. The kids in her pictures were always up to something. Each time I look at one of her pictures, it puts a smile on my face.

I learned from Helen's work. That you are suppose to have fun when you shoot and always

Helen was 95. So she had a long life. Its still sad though.

The blog of NPR has a nice piece about her, and an interview too. Check it out here
RIP Helen. You were the bees knees

The pictures above are some of my favorites from Helen

Thanks unknown photo teacher for telling me about her :)
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