I operate a business within which I offer a service and a product. For this I charge a fee. From this I make my living. Week in, week out however I derive an additional stream of profit in an altogether non-pecuniary form that reminds me consistently why I first chose to build what I do around the framework of a business. The business is there to provide sustainability to what I do, to provide solid support to the continuous pushing of my practice and certainly to provide a functional method of delivering to those that pay my wage.
I do what I do though because it is phenomenally good fun, to be given license to immerse myself in the realm of image making and story telling. It’s more than that though, a great deal more, certainly. It’s phenomenally rewarding to be given access to one of the most significant days in someone’s life, the lives of two people, more people again when embracing the surrounding emotional stake-holders, and to find oneself in the privileged position of witnessing a great deal more that occurs on that day than any other individual in attendance.
There’s profit in all of that but there’s something more again, something I feel certain will keep me coming back time and again to experience more such stories. It’s the simple but important reminder of the humanity to be found in people, people like Elli & Gavin. This is their story. View full post »