Photographer of the Month – Michael Bednar

I have been lucky to meet some really amazing photographers on my photo tours. Often I am surprised that photographers of world class calibre sign up for my field sessions. I mean really…what can I offer them that they don’t already have? But then I realize the reason they sign up:  these photographers know that learning never stops and that we all have something to learn from each other. They are open and giving people who do as well as they do because they don’t let their egos trip them up. As photographers, we all grow by sharing. Photographers who ‘keep secrets’ are the ones I see wither up and get bitter. The photographers who share, who network, who give as much or more than they take are the ones that blossom. And best of all, the photographers who are genuine, who are decent souls and who care about other people are often the photographers who create work that matters.

I first met Michael Bednar from Vancouver on one of my tours, and I was struck not only by his amazing work but also by how wonderful he was as a human. If you do not know of Michael’s stellar photography, please check out his website. And also please check out his Real People, Real Lives project. Not only is Michael a photographer who matters, but his photo projects are stories that matter. Thanks Michael for the inspiration!

©Michael Bednar


2 Responses to “Photographer of the Month – Michael Bednar”

  1. Amazing work indeed and very neat website. Two thumbs up.

  2. This image is captivating. I found myself staring at it for a long time. And I am deeply moved by viewing the “Real People, Real Lives” gallery…
    Very inspiring!!!

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