Photographs ©Eddy Pula
It’s easy to get jaded when you work on the web. A month ago while at work I came across a blog post that mentioned our company. It was by Eddy Pula. I browsed through his blog and liked what I saw. When I got home that night I posted one of his photographs to Tumblr. I made a mental note to drop him a line about his work but as things go that note got lost in the day to day business of living.
Then this past Wednesday I came across Eddy again, this time he was featured on The Online Photographer. I decided to go back and browse Eddy’s blog and that’s when I came across a post where he took me to task for posting his photograph to Tumblr without asking him first. That was a first for me. It’s one of those feelings where you know the person has a very good point and you really have no great response, other than to apologize and mumble about the internet and sharing.
I sent Eddy an email apologizing and letting him know how much I enjoyed his work. I told him I wanted to feature more of his photographs on LPV. He responded nearly immediately and was very gracious. I can’t help sharing a bit of that email because it’s such a great response.
dude people get sad and no one tells them that the work is good, and they give up and go to business school. A pat on the back is all I’m looking for when you spread my pictures!
He certainly has a point. It’s a good reminder to me about the value of connecting with the photographers that I work with on LPV. After all, it’s those connections and stumbling onto talented photographers like Eddy that keeps me going with LPV.
Eddy is a talented photographer. There are some photographers that you come across and just know that they absolutely love making photographs and connecting with people. Eddy is one of those guys. I’m not sure many people will be able to dig deep into his Flickr stream. It’s a bit raw but then again, that’s kind of the point of Flickr. I very much look forward to watching Eddy continue to develop his work and pursue his dream. I have a feeling he’s in this photography game for the long run and will probably do pretty well with it in the long run.
You can get to know Eddy better from his blog and in this video of him working the most recent Boston Marathon.
Eddy, I apologize again and want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to share your work with the LPV crowd. If you like Eddy’s work, drop him a line. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it!