Photographs of photographers are rare. Most of us will say that the reason we became photographers is so that we would never have to be in front of the lens. We are the storytellers, the spectators, the witnesses – so rarely the subject.
I think it is a good exercise for all photographers to put themselves on the other side of the lens from time to time. My friend and colleague, Anelia Dimitrova, editor of the Cedar Falls Times, shares that belief. When we have the honor of working together, we make sure that we photograph each other “doing what we do.” We call it “Shooting the Shooter.”