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The Grit

Street Photography | Giving it a Go

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You found it, my current project. A blog hidden within another blog; brilliant right? Not really, I'm just too lazy to create a completely new blog. I've been agonizing for days over what I should title this project. The word that I keep circling back to is "Grit". A few months ago I saw Angela Le Duckworth give a Ted Talk on the subject of Grit. Her thesis, "A significant predictor of success is Grit. Grit is stamina. Grit is staying with your future day in and day out. Not just for a week or a month, but for years and working really hard to make the future a reality." AMEN!  

So why do I want another blog? I love wedding photography, but lately I've become smitten by street photography and I've been thinking about giving it a go.  However, I quickly discovered that I don't have the stones to walk up to a stranger on the street and ask them if I could take their photograph. So this is my jumping off point, my first swing, my first sketch; my first try. I will start by photographing my friends in their element. Instead of being distracted by color, these photographs will be all in black & white. I want this body of work to be engulfed with the GRIT of contrast and emotions. I don't know how long this project will last and I don't know what the final project title will be. I promise to do the work because creativity and courage begets creativity and courage. I intend to add new images on every Tuesdays and Thursdays. If I ever summon the courage of photographing someone other than a relative or a friend I will announce it by calling them a "New Friend".

Remember, if you see me coming, I'm gonna ask if I could take your picture. I appreciate your respectful comments and insight at the bottom of each post. Stay Tuned.

p.s.  If you ever want to see my wedding post click on the blog link above. If you want to see what's going on here click "The Grit." 

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