Los Angeles Photographer, Linnea Lenkus, has 3 studios in Pasadena, Irvine and Long Beach, California.
I gave a lecture yesterday in my Pasadena photo studio for other professional photographers in the Los Angeles area. Thank you to everyone who came and contributed. It was my first time speaking to a group and I couldn’t have picked a better bunch of cerebral photographers to start my speaking career.
I never thought I would enjoy my talk with everyone, but it was very fulfilling sharing and giving insight to other photographers and getting so much in return. I feel energized. Photographers are such lonely beasts and so it was wonderful having an “I know” moment with everyone. Connection.
One of the things I mentioned at my talk was that having an artistic brain is something that usually happens at birth and that most of us grow up as the oddballs in social situations. It creates loneliness, but then, solitude is what you need to think and create.
A portrait photographer is even odder in that he or she needs to pull into their brain, their gut and their experience and yet. . .connect. With every portrait I create, I pull in and. . .emerge with a feeling, an emotion or a moment of this family’s life. I connect, I breathe and I express. If I can let my guard done, I can see more than what is in front of me. I see the future, the past and what is, what really is, at this moment.
Thank you to all of you who did attend.
If you are a professional photographer and are interested in hearing Linnea speak, contact us and we will let you know the next time she will hold a meeting.