Monday, February 06, 2006

Uber cool

So here begins an online journal of where I’m headed. I need to document the detours and pit stops along this mangled and gnarled photographic path. I’m writing to never forget the humble beginnings of my great future and to celebrate my mistakes—I’ve always maintained that making a mistake sooner, rather than later, is always a good thing.

Okay, well, I’ve been working at scouring meetings with prominent photographers around Los Angeles in hopes of gaining a better understanding of what it is they really do. In this vein, I met with Mike Colon (who’s basically the George Washington of wedding photography) last week and things went so much better than I could ever asked for! We chatted for two hours and it’s as if I took a crash course in sheer brilliance…he’s really, really amazing! As I sat in two hours of traffic from the OC back to Los Angeles, I promised myself that one day I would shoot along side him. One day I’m going to hold my own next to an industry great and while my face may never appear on the photographic Mount Rushmore, I’ll be fine with working with such an awesome photographer.

My big news this week is that I’ll be meeting with Ira Lippke tomorrow…yay!! He’s another industry heavy-weight and I’m stoked just to meet him. I’m driving out to his studio in Long Beach, so I hope that everything bodes in my favor. Who knows…maybe I’ll be able to wash his windows, or clean his studio prints. Really, I’d do anything to get my foot in the door.

Tonight I’m off to a Photoshop class. This is week two of ten, so hopefully things will get a little better. Last week my professor called my a ‘numb skull’…I hope he meant it in the nicest of ways ☺


Anonymous said...

this is so much fun! thank you for leaving this journal up for uber-encouragement to those of us just starting out. and thank you for wearing your heart on your sleeve. I look forward to spending some good chunks of time reading this.

And how cool is it that I get to leave the "first" and maybe only comment. When does that ever happen on a jasmine star blog??

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Amy Cameron said...

I agree. I needed some encouragement today and guess started somewhere too! It's nice to know that with hard work I might be there someday.

Thanks Jasmine. Truly, thanks.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Kristina said...

I stumbled upon your site about a week ago. A week that has had my head just above the bubble wrap that are clouds in my sky.

There you were, just when I needed inspiration most.

I am very glad you kept this section of your blog available, I am sure I will learn a lot. I already have.

Many thanks!

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Bauhaus Wedding Photography said...

I'm building my top 10 list of wedding photographers I want to meet with right now. Funny how the photoshop class didn't really end up mattering since you ended up outsourcing your edits.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Clearly I'm not dreaming big enough. HOW did you arrange a meeting with Mike Colon as a complete newbie!? I'm in the same position.
Think big, Erin, think big . . .

10:16 AM  
Blogger linda said...

It's Feb 9th 2011, I'm relishing this personal journey, bravely left for the newbies. You seemed to know you where you were going even then, years before. To the top. All the way to the top. Surely a publisher has confirmed by now this should be published. But thank you for leaving this just as it is, it's like finding an ancient treasure in a modern world. God Bless you Jasmine Star *

7:31 AM  

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