by Christopher Armstrong on July 8, 2019
Behind-the-scenes (BTS) stories are the ultimate exercise in self-promotion. They challenge a photographer to take their skills they use on a daily basis making other people's products and services look great and apply it to themselves.
Every week, we'll showcase one of our member's BTS stories. These stories might showcase the attention to detail that a photographer gives to their client or a tool to convey their own personality and confidence — both of these traits are a must when dealing with agencies and clients. The stories can also show the vast amount of time and preparation that go into producing a large shoot.
This week's BTS showcase: Adam Blasberg
As a young schoolboy, I used to organize my desk in a very precise, symmetrical way. Pencils would line up perfectly with books and nothing would be touching other things. Crazy? No way. Obsessive? Absolutely. My desk was a veritable homage to modern design and composition and thus launched a lifelong odyssey into the world of visual storytelling. When I was 10, I got my first camera but it wasn’t until I turned 20 that I truly developed the physical and mental strength to do it as a career. That year I rode my bike 12,000 km’s across the country in 5 and a half months – magnifying my humanity and testing my virtues of discipline, patience and commitment. I’ve since left my bike far behind, but those experiences continue to propel me to higher plateaus of professionalism and achievement within my craft.