Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Humility = Strength + Confidence

I'm always so appreciative when I get to photograph really interesting and important people - but it goes way beyond rubbing shoulders with awesome folks. The cool part of meeting and photographing these extremely accomplished men and women, is the humbling aspect of the experience. The other day I was fortunate enough to photograph Dr. Jeffery Turnbull for the Canadian Medical Association - we were told our time would be tight and Dr. Turnbull was a very busy physician. (no problem, we're used to photographing busy executives who'd rather not be in front of the camera!). The thing is, for such an accomplished physician (Chief of Staff at the Ottawa Hospital, a specialist in Internal Medicine, a Senior Medical Officer for Correctional Service of Canada, a medical educator and with special interests in “Poverty and Health Inequity” and a recipient of the Order Of Canada), he was an amazingly humble and generous person to photograph! It's such a refreshing and inspiring experience or equation perhaps - the more accomplished and confident the folks are that I get to photograph, the more humble they seem to be as well. Pretty inspiring! :)

© Dwayne Brown

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