Monthly Archives: October 2013

Shooting with Joe

Joe Applebaum is the reason I became a photographer.

Twenty years ago (I can’t believe I’m writing it), I took my first high school photography class. Joe was my teacher. He was patient, kind, and he always gave good a critique.

It was Joe who encouraged me to study photography.  He believed in me, which gave me the courage to apply to the Cleveland Institute of Art.

He took me to assist him on my first wedding.

Now and then, Joe calls to ask about my business and my family. I ask him about my high school and about his new talented kids. Sometimes, he asks me to second shoot for him on a wedding.

I am ALWAYS happy to oblige.