Of all the things I did and people I talked to, I was most delighted to meet Kevin Abosch, a photographer, though to call him that would be unfair to this anthropologist of human soul. Well known for his portraits of the famous and the fabulous, former Los Angeles native lives on the edges of technology world.
He was an earliest adopter of digital cameras, helped shape the Sony RX-1 and more recently was involved with Ireland-based Founders initiative and a conference. A self taught material science enthusiast, a micro-biology student and later a photographer, Abosch’s life is “ripped out of the pages” of Californication.
We ended up talking about photos, cameras, aesthetics and most importantly the absurdity around the technology and technical details. His advice to me was very simple: don’t be shy and take a lot of photos and instead of taking a photo let a photo take itself. In other words someday if I practiced often enough the eye and the lens will become one.
Of course, if the conversation had been just about photos, it would have been short and brief. Kevin, when telling his life story told me about why it is important for one to value their work, never discount their talent and don’t be shy. Good advice! Looking forward to seeing Kevin and his lovely family on my next trip to Paris.