Just to give you some insight on the emotional reality of photographers… well, of this photographer anyway, I only assume other photographers feel this way too…
I started off Saturday feeling nervous and unsure about my the upcoming shoot, and was wondering how much longer I will be able to keep up my highs and lows of photography.
But at the same time, the confident part of my brain started waking up and saying, “It will be fine, you can do this. It’s just cute kids, easy, go. The point was to photograph the next generation of Marin Agricultural Land Trust wearing promotional t-shirts for their annual report and brochures.
And this is what we did…. Patrick the boy below was super shy when he came in, and was hiding behind his mom. But I invited him to climb on the hay bales with me and soon, the real Patrick came out.
It was lots of fun, and I was in my favorite type of studio… huge barn with skylights. So I am still a photographer for another day.
About the author paige green
Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.
Give me Louisiana
My Brain On War… (And FREE Photo Shoot for those who match my donation to relief efforts in Ukraine)
When the World Feels Upside Down… Together We Can (plus: bonus photo of me in middle school)
Paige – these are great! Can’t wait to see the rest!!!
Thx – Deborah White
Patrick says: “Thanks for putting me on the website.
You were great!!!!!!!!!”
You are a genius. Those pics are awesome, and I know there are so many more. My family already wants to buy that one of Patrick – are they for sale?