Publishing Announcement: A Nice Arizona Highways Magazine Surprise From Friend Paul Gill
I got a nice surprise today in my in-box from Paul Gill - Friend, professional photographer, and a genuinely great guy that I admire. Paul is part of an upcoming July feature in Arizona Highways Magazine, with 6 of his amazing images showcased, and I am honored to provide him this image I captured of him doing what he loves best - photography. I enjoy how I was able to distract him in the middle of his work flow, just for the slightest of moments, to have him look over with genuine happiness for his craft; I really enjoy that about photography, catching natural moments, wild or otherwise. If you are interested, please make sure to check out the upcoming July 2014 edition, Page 3!
Tower Arch, Arches National ParkWhen Paul finally got out of my shot, I thought to myself "Time to get some real work done". Little did I know, I already got the money shot.
When I first met Paul, in Spring of 2013 at Arches National Park, it was just a happy coincidence that we would be in the same area for short two-day overlap in shooting-itineraries, with friends in common, and he was camping nearby. I knew of him and his reputation, and of course have admired his work, but when meeting him I knew I was just going to play it cool and nonchalant, and a bit reserved. I wasn’t going to treat him like a rock star, nor was I going to attempt any sort of shameless suck-up to fish for priceless tid-bits of photography knowledge…mostly, I just didn’t want to put my foot in my mouth, quite yet…there was plenty of time for that, which I did later over camp-fire beers. Anyway, I got to know Paul a bit as a person during that time, not so much as photographer that I admire, but as a man up to something, with thoughts, feelings, passions, humor, and philosophical attitudes I could align with. While working “Tower Arch” together on the last day of our overlap, I believe that experience and knowledge with him is what made it possible to catch this truly genuine and candid image of him in his element. I’ve met up with Paul on informal shoots since then, when we plundered the Subway of Zion National Park in Autumn, and Kanara Canyon, both again in Utah, and the time and friendship has always been precious to me.
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