I don’t blog near as much as I would like. Life gets busy and this thing seems to slip off the radar. Today I am compelled to write something. A while back I wrote a blog called “craftsmen“. The post was about a man I consider a mentor, Andre Nufer. Sadly today we laid him to rest. I had been planning to visit him for months but much like in the case of my blog life got in the way. I deeply regret not giving that visit a higher priority and sadly the opportunity is now lost. Life is a fickle thing, you never know what twists and turns she will throw your way. Spending time with people that are important to you should never take a back seat. Life lesson learned I hope, Thank the people that deserve thanks, pay tribute to the people who deserve tribute before the opportunity is lost.
This picture was taken at my wedding back in 2001. It’s a candid of me and my mentor, a true Photographic Genius, Andre Nufer. He was a top photographer before the age of Photoshop and tethered capture, when great images were created with light on film using cameras that required skill to operate. When being a photographer required you to master the craft. He loved his craft and shared it openly with anyone that showed interest. I was one of the fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him. He touched my life personally and professionally, I am the photographer I am today thanks to him and will continue to strive every day to be half as good as he was. You will be missed my friend.