I’ve been long over due in posting the 5th installment of my print purchase highlight from last years blog project, but in this case I saved the best for last. Guy Tal is a photographer, author and friend whose work I’ve enjoyed for many years. He is one of the few photographers who is as skilled behind the keyboard as he is behind a camera. An eloquent writer and inspiring photographer I knew I had to purchase one of his prints.
Upon approaching Guy as part of this project he was generous enough to offer a print exchange and it took sometime to decide what to order. Guy has no shortage of great photographs to choose from. I ended up gravitating toward “Sheltered” and “Frozen Autumn”. After an email correspondence or two we exchanged Sheltered for my photo Reflecting Art. What I got in the mail to my surprise was a limited edition print of Frozen Autumn. Seeing as in our email we had agreed to keep the exchange to open prints this was quite a surprise. I called Guy to thank him personally, but only got his voicemail. A week or two later I took my print to be framed and realized upon taking out the print from its clear bag he had also included “Sheltered”.
I was blown away by Guy’s generosity and it speaks volumes to the type of person he is. I have a special thank you lined up for Guy and when he least expects it I’ll spring it on him.
[tags]Photography, Guy Tal[/tags]