We also bumped into Allison and Jeff Rodgers from Allison Rodgers Photography, currently regarded as one of the most profitable studios in the US. And just so you know, their work has been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer Magazine! We spent more than an hour chatting with them in the hotel lobby. They are incredibly kind people who we now deeply admire. We were very appreciative of their time and the words they left us are priceless.
MY NEW HERO!
Jerry Ghionis, this Australian photographer blew our minds! His images were amazing and listening to his narrative about the creative process was overwhelming. We had found the greatest professional inspiration, creativity, and motivation all in one in individual. This man is unbelievably gifted and is known for being the MacGyver of photography. He is also recognized as one of the top 5 photographers in the world! We couldn’t believe that we hadn’t met him before. He reminded me of the simplest things I used to do when I started photographing people; not to see limitations, to use whatever I have around me and make the ordinary something extraordinary. I identified with his way of seeing things and his passion for reinventing what is in front of your eyes.
As you can read, what we want to express in this post is the unforgettable experience we had that has become a turning point in our professional lives. Alex and I are so grateful for the past few days and we are looking forward to next year’s Imaging USA! See you in our next post.