Fish Wish

We all know what “left on the cutting room floor” means. Sometimes these cuts are devastating to the artists involved.

It happens to photographers too.

Some things just don’t work. Not everything gets published. Sometimes, even great work gets left behind.

This can happen for any number of reasons that have nothing to do with the artist behind the camera.

I had a great project for The Hartford that had all of those things happen. Ultimately some very good work made it through and saw the light of day. But some of it did not.

The aquarium session was a lot of fun and I came away with some work that delighted me. For a brief time, the client was delighted too.

In the end, the client decided that they either had too much or too little of something else which meant that the fish shot was torpedoed.

In the spirit of “he who pays the band calls the tune” I simply moved on to the next project, which happened to be another session for The Hartford.

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. 

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