How do you write one of these? Did you ever have to come up with a blurb about yourself? I came up with a slam-bang one for the main website, but honestly, I can’t remember how that one came to me, and I don’t want to just duplicate it here. So the burden of originality falls on me once again! I’ll come up with something…
Photography has been a part of my life since that first Intro to Photography class during my second year at Shawnee High School. The Canon A-1 cameras that I used to sign out for weekend projects influenced me so much that my Mom scrimped and saved to get me one of my own for graduation. That camera never left my side. It has been across the country and back – Florida, upstate New York, the Carolinas, Arizona, Michigan, even out to Los Angeles. I still have it. I should take it out for a shoot, I think there’s still a roll of TMax in it.
I can remember my first boss telling me that as a photographer you need to become a jack of all trades. Weddings and portraits to be sure, a little bit of commercial work, some headshots, maybe a charity event, everybody thinks they want to shoot models, a golf tournament here and there, and even lampshades. A couple hundred lampshades. Yeah, I photographed that for a company’s new website! That was a cool shoot, though, we had a lot of fun with it! The point is, you can try anything and everything – photography is everywhere.
So here we are, rebranding my Blog yet again. it goes back to that duplicating thing I said earlier. The event website is thorough and complete, it says it all. So the Blog, I think, should be about everything else that I photograph. And I’ve been wandering down a lot of different photographic avenues lately. I’ll credit those wanderings to a rediscovering of FILM, to a love of the outdoors, to a film director named Sean, to the realization that I’m not too old to try something new (and to be good at it,) and to that guy named Sean a second time.
One of the things I think I like most about photography is its portability. Its a hobby that you can take everywhere, in all aspects of your life, which is exactly what I’ve done. I can’t even begin to remember all the things I’ve photographed through the years. I can’t even imagine the places photography can lead me to in my future. Here’s to photography!
Christopher Huston Photography
Marlton, New Jersey