Rest in peace my friend

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.

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