Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I thought I would start off the new year with something a bit different.
It’s been just over a year now since I began working part-time at my local camera store. I sought out the job not to earn a living, but because 18 months of Covid had left me socially isolated and mentally desolated. I needed human contact.
Over the course of this past year, I have been blessed with exactly that. I have discovered the wonderous variety of stories each of us has to tell about our lives, experiences and interests. I’ve also discovered that customer service isn’t about transactions – it’s about the relationships formed with the people we serve.
To start off 2023, I wanted to tell you about some of those.
Continue reading “Human Interest”
Almost everything I read or watch now starts with “because of the situation we are in” and proceeds to explain why things are being handled differently than usual. In many ways, I admire the creativity of people generally and of our community of photographers especially.
Those who make an income from photography are developing ways to stay connected to their audiences and are still finding ways to earn income. Others are creating unique experiences, either by showing an aspect of their talents that had not been seen before, or by offering more intimate, less structured connection time with fans and supporters. I applaud them all.
But hitting home most for me is what “this situation” is revealing about the society we live in, the life we take for granted, and the problems we have ignored for too long. Continue reading “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”