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When I first got serious about photography, while I was growing up in Powell County, I used to enter photos in the Powell County Fair every year. I won several first place ribbons, but I was never able to achieve the one prize that I wanted most, and that was Best of Show. It took many years, but I finally won a Best of Show in 2017 with a national organization called the Cooperative Communicators Association. This takes in all co-ops in the country, not just the electric cooperatives that I work for here in Kentucky. The award in 2017 was for a time-exposed night photo of East Kentucky Power's Cooper Station, a power plant in Burnside.
This past week I won my second Best of Show with the same organization, this time with a photo that I took for Kentucky Living Magazine of a breed of horses known as Curly Horses playing in the snow in Lawrenceburg in February of 2020. I guess it says something about patience and endurance, and that good things come to those who wait.
I've got to admit, it was pretty cool seeing so many of my photos on Coach Kidd's Matter of Pride Wall when I was back on campus recently. Covering the end of his career was a highlight of my career, especially the hundreds of miles and many hours I spent chasing his 300th win at the end of the 2000 season and the beginning of the 2001 season, only to see it finally happen here in Richmond, just three days before 911.
When Laura brought her prom dress home from Miss Priss back in March I knew that it was a special dress, and I wanted to do a photo shoot that lived up to the dress. It totally reminded me of a black wedding dress. I wanted to help make up for the fact that the Class of 2021 couldn't have a junior prom last year and has missed out on so much more because of Covid-19. I cashed in a few favors and took her to an old mansion that is still fully furnished and hasn't been lived in since the 1960s. I wanted plenty of time to work it so I took her out of school a couple of days before the actual prom, and spent almost three hours shooting. She was a trooper as we endured a warm day in an old house with no air conditioning.
A few notes about the shoot...
1. The bath tub was her idea. I told her about Annie Leibovitz's famous shot of Whoppie Goldberg in a bathtub of milk.
2. She didn't exactly get my humor, but I told her on the phone shot to say in a really hick accent, "Sarah, this is Andy can you get me Floyd?"
3. The old trunks in the attic were still full of clothes, shoes, and hats.
4. Casting her inside her own shadow in the mirror was a complete accident, although, I will take credit.
5. The dirty foot was also her idea. She said it was a good contrast to the lace.
6. The street photos are in Lexington on prom night with her best friend Paige. Both of these beautiful girls were unfortunately dateless and decided to go eat together in Lexington before the dance.
The little girl who burped out her ABCs during her Pre-K screening is about to graduate high school. It's so hard to believe that my last child is almost out of school. I slowed her down long enough to do a few more senior portraits a few days ago.
And...a few outtakes!
Regardless of what your political beliefs are. Whether you believe in COVID or not. Whether you believe in wearing a mask or not. It doesn't matter. Nobody can deny that the year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most bizarre years ever! And it will forever be symbolized by the mask. The mask became an icon of the year 2020. So, I wanted to document "the year of the mask" for some of the clients that I work for. Even with that, I use the word "work" loosely because COVID put me completely out of business in only eight days during March. Luckily, a few of my main clients trickled back.
I called this project "The Faces of COVID." I kept the ground rules pretty simple with black and white on a black background. I used all available light with East Kentucky Power, but then I set up a studio for Baptist Health Richmond. East Kentucky Power will feature it in their upcoming annual report and Baptist Health printed 16x20 images and displayed them at their regional COVID vaccination center, and have plans to eventually make it a permanent display inside the hospital. This will make three permanent displays for me inside Baptist Richmond. They already have my 2009 Faces of Madison County photo essay hanging near the emergency room, and I have several Kentucky scenic photos hanging throughout the hospital as well.
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