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on Jan 31, 2008 in Great Stuff, Just Out!

And then, there's Joe



The business of photography is not one for the weak of heart, but rather one bursting with passion. It’s not for one who is in it for the short term or glory, but rather for the love of photography itself. It’s not for one who sells their soul for a penny, but rather commands and earns the dollar. These individuals who stay this course are very rare in this business, I know. Even more rare are those who go the extra step and share what the school of hard knocks has taught them to others. I am incredibly fortunate to call such a shooter, friend, good friend and today, good fortune shines on you as well.

Joe’s new book The Moment IT Clicks just arrived today. Galley proofs have been in my reach the last couple of months, but I wanted to wait until I had the book in my hands, sitting in my reading chair and could give it the attention it so richly deserves. It’s hard to read at times I think, seeing through your tears of laughter and deep thought, soaking up all the words of wisdom. The message here will take a couple of reads to soak in. I’m very fortunate though to have Joe’s voice in my head (and those inner ones too at times) as I read. You’re even more fortunate to have his talent shared with you as you shoot. We’re all very fortunate that Joe put it in writing for us all to enjoy, learn from and treasure in the years to come.

Thanks Joe for the great journey!