Inspired by my foray into teaching the history of photography I was inspired in two different ways.
I joined Instagram. (jeanlachat)
I was able to start a photo column at the Mokena Messenger. It’s a wonderfully local paper in our town, edited by the fabulous Will O’Brien. The Messenger arrives free in my mailbox every week. I shoot freelance for them. I write occasionally. I read it cover-to-cover every week because I love knowing what’s going on in my town.
Will wrote a wonderful story on my studio opening in March. I literally cried when I read it.
You can read some of it online here: http://www.mokenamessenger.com/capturing-moment
When I pitched the idea of a locally-grown photo column, he said yes!
And so the photo debuted last week in the Messenger.
And I checked this morning on the website and saw that it was number one on the most viewed list!
I couldn’t be more excited. I did have some regular photo features waaayyy back at the Sun-Times but it was short-lived because of a shrinking news hole and an unsupportive editor. I always loved the concept though, and I am pleased that 15 years later, I can again use my photography to explore, inform and entertain on a regular basis.
Please keep checking back. It hits the website on Wednesdays and the mailboxes in Mokena on Thursdays. I have another cool image coming your way this week. And with all my Mokena friends’ help, I will be able to show what makes living in this little town so wonderful.