Thursday, January 19, 2012
Teenage Barrel Racing Champion - Chevy Assignment
Recently, Chevrolet asked be to complete a photo set for their latest website RoadWereOn.Chevrolet.Com. Take a look! This year is Chevrolet's 100th anniversary.
I had a great time photographing 15-year old MacKenzie and her dad, Karl, who use their family's Chevy 2500 pickup truck to haul MacKenzie's horse, Wrangler, to an equestrian park nearly every week so she can practice for her rodeo competition in pole bending, barrel racing, and goat tying. I hope you'll take a look at the complete series on the Chevy site.
Chevrolet asked several regional photographers around the country to give their photo interpretation of how people use their Chevy's in real life. It was a fun gig. (Tweet #Chevy100 to see how other photographers interpreted their assignment). One of my favorites was "Girl's Day Out" by a photographer named "Rania".
How can I get cool photo assignments like this? Everyone of these photographers, myself included, appear to be active in social media: In most cases they had a Flickr account, a Facebook account, a Twitter account, and a blog -- and they are active in most of these areas. This is how photographers get seen in today's marketplace. (There are plenty of other photographers who are more talented than I am, but you can't find them when the job needs to be done ;-)
You can also view my "Most Interesting" images on Flickr to see more of "My Vision".