Before this photo session, I hadn’t used a digital camera for a while. It took a few minutes to get comfortable.
Documenting people in the midst of work that reflects a strong passion is always enjoyable and rewarding.
It gives me a boost of energy and motivates me to work harder to capture meaningful moments in time.
This is not only for my own satisfaction but also for theirs. I want them to know that their passion is strong enough to be taken seriously and can be valued by someone who may or may not be interested in what they love.
The person in this photo is an artist. Witnessing her concentration and smiles as she worked was inspiring.
Despite a few interruptions that required her to stop and inspect the loom periodically, her positive attitude and genuine enjoyment of what she was doing didn’t waver.
Towards the end of the session, I wanted to capture the artist’s movements as well as the speed at which she worked with the loom. I’ve been interested in exploring human motion using slow shutter speeds for a while now. I am glad I managed to capture some incredible shots using the camera and lighting set-up I had during this session.
Although the artist was working with her loom, the emphasis on her elegant movements in this photo makes me think of dancing, most likely because many slow shutter photos I have seen feature dancers in motion.
Two days after the session, the artist sent me a sneak peek of her progress. The weaved design looked awesome!