I was recently asked by my friend, Coos Bay photographer Steven Michael, to submit several photographs for a project he was working on. He also asked over 30 other professional photographers to submit photos as well. I am honored to be included in the group of artists he considered worthy of his project, clearly a labor of love on his part. Many are also folks I know and whose work I admire and gain inspiration from. Enjoy.
From Steven Michael:
During this unprecedented dark time with the Corona Virus, and having to follow stay at Home orders, the longing for an acceptance of the outdoors is becoming more and more of a "need" than a "want."
This video showcases the relationship and balance between nature and the human presence. Such balance with nature includes the virus crippling the world. My hope is that this video will comfort any anxiety, give you a chance to stop, relax, and breath. To remain positive, have hope, be patient and have faith, for this too shall pass.
A special thanks to the daughter/father duo and internet sensations; Savanna and Mat Shaw, for giving me their version of the song, THE PRAYER.
I also want to thank the thirty-four professional photographers and that graciously donated their work to make the song, THE PRAYER, visually come alive, and a thank you shout out to all who participated in the covid-mask-selfie project.