There’s a point an artist reaches in which art and craft come together in a way that is repeatable. When attained, that point is a notable milestone.
But for a lot of artists, there is still a long way to go before it’s possible to shed the angst and stress of creating on demand.
Fortunately for me, the pangs of anxiety that bedevil young artists are a distant memory. Mostly because I’m not a young artist but also because I was lucky enough to hit that milestone early in my career.
Now, when I head out for a session I always have an idea but I also keep my mind open to things that may exceed my expectations.
A perfect example is this portrait with Rebecca that was created on West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan.
In this one block stretch, there are so many places that are perfect for photography that maybe the block could be renamed Easy Street.
The only problem is that it would be unfair to almost every other street on that island.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.