A year ago, I announced the 1st Annual Tiffinbox Award. That award went to David DuChemin, a Canadian photographer whose passion for the industry is imbued with his craft and vision.
The 2012 awardee is no stranger to the business of photography. He runs a successful photography studio in New York City. If you look at his work, I am sure you will be struck by how his wedding photography transcends the obvious. Beyond simply documenting an event, the images are heartfelt and genuine.
His understated but confident presence among his peers, inspires those around him or who have come in contact with him. He teaches other photographers through his blog, Ground Glass, and his workshops, which he unapologetically calls, “I Will Make You Suffer.”
The 2nd Annual Tiffinbox Award goes to Spencer Lum.
Spencer exemplifies this award for being more than an expert photographer. He has a deep and authentic concern for the industry and is willing to chart a course that runs counter to popular trends. While that may make him appear like a maverick, the industry is in great need for revolutionaries like Spencer. Photographers – new or experienced – easily mesmerized by poseurs and “rock stars,” will find that Spencer talks the talk and walks the walk. Read his blog posts or follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
Here are some of his recent blog posts:
Do your clients trust you or are you just clicking a button?
If Everyone Is A Photographer, What Makes Us So Different?
Power To The People – Put Your Clients First
A Case For True Authenticity in Photography
Here are a few images to give you a taste of his work:
Please join me in congratulating by friend and colleague Spencer Lum. Feel free to post your comments below.