My dad is a darn good advertising photographer, but you know what I think his key expertise is? It’s not lighting cars to show off their curves or shooting food to make it pop off the page…
… it’s making people’s eyes light up with wonder.
He’s really good at finding ways to make people’s eyes *shine*. He’s been doing it for as long as I can remember. Everything he enjoys leads back to this.
For example, helping autistic children discover the joys of photography, while at the same time helping photographers discover the joy of photographing something great.
(You can find him easily. He’s the guy taking care of the elephant, leading the crowd, moving the world… =) )
When he makes people’s eyes shine with wonder, that’s when he himself lights up. That’s when he’s most alive.
Someday, when I grow up, I want to be like him.