Happy Wednesday! I hope this post finds you well. Being that we are all stuck at home during this pandemic we might as well be productive. I do have friends who are currently photographing during this time but I have not begun. Just when I was about to officially reopen, my county received a serious recommendation to stay at home and only go out when you need to. Evidently, the cases of COVID-19 are spiking in our county and they are trying to get it under control. Just to tell you how close it is to me, one of my next door neighbors, who are landscapers, are self-quarantining because they came in contact with someone who has COVID-19 and wasn’t wearing a mask. I pray they don’t have it but we won’t know until the two weeks are up. The scary thing is that it can be really easy to catch. If everybody doesn’t take responsibility to protect others then it just won’t work.
Anyway, considering that I am very apprehensive about photographing people at this point, I have decided to work on my newest project. Last year I published my first book If God Gave It To Me, It Must Be Good which is currently on sale at BN.com. If you’re interested in purchasing, please click here. Sorry for the shameless plug but if you didn’t know before, now you know. Right now I am gathering information and seeing who is interested in participating. What I am looking for are Black fathers. They can be biological fathers, stepfathers, or adoptive fathers. The fathers can be married, single, gay, or straight. The children can be from newborn to adulthood but all must live in the state of Georgia. That’s it! If you know of anyone who fits the bill, please have them contact me. I have a contact form on my website, Instagram, and Facebook. They can also contact me via this post and I will send them a questionnaire to fill out. Basically, the questionnaire helps me keep track of all of the interested dads and allows me to contact them at a convenient time so that I can explain the project to them.
I would like to say when I will start photographing them but it kind of depends on this pandemic. Just so you know, my plan is to have the book published by next Father’s Day but we’ll see. Photographing outside and keeping some distance between us may work well. We all just need to be comfortable with the entire process. Plus, I don’t like to play with the health of myself, other people, and especially not children. Again, if you know of a great dad who you think would like to be featured in a book showcasing the love a Black father has for his children, please tell them about me and my book. And with that, I will leave you with this…
“There are two fatal errors that keep great projects from coming to life: 1) Not starting; 2) Not finishing” ~Buddha Gautama