Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
I recently got done shooting a photo story on a bi-racial same sex couple with kids. The family was very warm and it was a joy to spend time photographing, especially when compared to the hardships of shooting a homeless story for weeks. I'm not sure if the story worked as a whole, but I got a single I like. It is Michelle falling asleep with her partner's daughter, Alex. Alex is from one of Erin's past relationship but that doesn't seem to matter at all. The kids have definitely taken to Michelle and it's great to be reminded about how honest children are. "They don't know they're part of a minority," said Michelle. "We're just waiting for the day they come home from school crying."
Due to suggestion of Shaena, I have started reading "Letters to a Young Poet." While the book is for writing poetry, it's easy to replace "write" with "photograph" and "poems" with "photographs." You get the idea...
"Things are not all so comprehensible and expressible as one would mostly have us believe; most events are inexpressible, taking place in a realm which no word has ever entered, and more inexpressible than all else are works of art, mysterious existences, the life of which, while ours passes away, edures."
"Go into yourself. Search for the reason that bids you write; find out whether it is spreading out its roots in the deepest places of your heart, acknowledge to yourself whether you would have to die if it were denied you to write. This above all- ask your self in the stillest of your night: must I write?"
- James Roh
- James Roh is a photojournalist based out of Salt Lake City, Utah with a passion for story telling and outdoor photography. He is currently a staff photographer at the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah where he documents daily life in Utah County. When not on assignment, James can be found out wandering around in the mountains sniffing out the best powder stashes, single track, and hiking trails in Utah. With a Bachelor of Science in Photojournalism degree from Ohio University, James specializes in documentary photography but is capable of all photographic styles including weddings, portraiture, lifestyle, commercial, editorial, and event coverage. He is available for freelance work throughout the American west. For all inquiries please feel free to contact him at James @ JamesRoh.com or directly at +1.614.425.1240.
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