The latest Communication Arts issue arrived today, as usual, in a plain brown cardboard mailer. It sat unopenedâ€”a shame, reallyâ€”on my desk all day while I worked on magazine deadlines.
Just as I was thinking about shutting down and leaving for the evening, I decided to open it. As I sliced through the packing tape and pulled one side of the cardboard flap away (imagine Charlie opening a Wonka Bar), I was astounded.
Is it possible to fall in love with a photograph?
Gasp! It’s gorgeous! Breathtaking even! I quickly flipped through the pages of the photography annual to find the artist. Of course! Howard Schatzâ€”I should have known. I’ve been a fan of his since 1995 when I researched and used some of his photos from Seeing Red in Ms. Roberts’ page layout class at UGA.
If memory serves me correctly (seems iffy these days), Schatz is a former dentist turned photographer. God bless him for finding his true calling.