|Star search - Gin Gin Observatory WA|
A Star is a sun. Seemingly far away in a mystical night sky, the star twinkles faintly. But the twinkle is resilient. Its light is always there. It says 'I'm not going anywhere, you can rely on me.' A Star goes on and on. A Star is permanent, resilient and lasts millions or billions of years. Stars are grounded, honest, reliable.
Such is the plight of some photographers. There are the Meteors and there are the Stars. Recently statistics have been released by Photo Counter, Capture and other sources that indicate the number of female photographers leaving the industry has escalated.
|Stars: Shelley Johnson and Peter Holland|
Another photographer who is not a Meteor but a Star is an ex student from 1981. At the pinnacle of her photographic career she sticks to the basics. Even today, after 30 years of success, she religiously sketches her lighting plan and layout for the next day's shoot.
|Star portrait photographer Douglas Kirkland|