Coming Soon: NOT a portfolio

During my career as a photographer, I was required to maintain and display a portfolio of my work. It was required that the portfolio be updated regularly with my newest photography. Because the images could not stand alone as a representation of my talent, I also needed to enter contests, submit for conferences and self-promote, incessantly. It was an exhausting process that I was never really fond of or particularly good at doing. I wasn’t a great professional photographer. Sure, I was solid as a daily shooter at the newspaper, but how good can a photo of the city council meeting really be? In all seriousness, now that I am just an amateur with a nice camera (though my phone works just fine), I’ve found a love for taking photos again. For me it was never about the gear or the process anyway; it was always about the people and their stories.