Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A Day Of Portraits
Today I spent the day making free portraits for a few job-seekers in the Twin Cities. Thirty people came to my studio to have their photos made. A few of these photos have already have made it on job/networking sites. Over all it was a very good day, meeting a range of people in practically every category except one...race. The notice for this opportunity was placed in a wide-range of resources and I am at a loss to explain this. There were people who work (or used to work) in a big range of arenas...I.T., nonprofit, consulting, sales, advertising, entertainment, finance...
The attitude of the people was surprisingly upbeat. I sort of expected more of a depressed state-of-mind. Maybe that group of the unemployed, wouldn't bother to come by for a photo...not really sure. Many of the participants even suggested new sources for me to find work. The day left me feeling an increased level of hope, which is a very good thing.