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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Max Morse, Carrie Schechter and Sara Remington - Pros Of The Future

Digital Photo Pro Spotlights Three Emerging Professional Photographers

Pros Of The Future Max Morse

Max Morse describes his desire to be a professional photographer this way: “For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be a photographer. As clichéd as it may be, I'm living proof that if you want something bad enough, it can happen.” The truth is that Morse's determination and talent have made it possible for him to be where he is. Morse is the youngest photographer Digital Photo Pro has ever profiled (September/October 2006), and we expect to see more of his work in our pages in the future.

Age: 24

Photo Education: Brooks Institute of Photography, Visual Journalism

Who was your most inspiring photo instructor? P.F. Bentley

Why did you find him inspiring? Bentley had a way of relating to students. He also would always tell it to me straight. If my work was no good, he'd say so, but if I had done well, he'd be sure to note that, too.

What's your favorite photograph not taken by you? My favorite photograph was taken by George Silk in 1960. The shot is of University of Pittsburgh students overlooking Forbes Field as the Pittsburgh Pirates won their first World Series in 35 years against the New York Yankees. Many shots are duplicated and recycled as time goes on, but I've yet to see someone make a similar frame that rivals this one. It's just a timeless classic that tells a great story.

What was your first big break? Working for Martha Jane Stanton and the San Francisco Giants during the regular season, then into the playoffs and as they went to the World Series in 2001.

What do you want to do with your photography? There's no greater thrill than being able to show people how something looked through my eyes. When someone sees an image I've made and it tugs on something inside of them, some sort of emotion, that's what keeps me shooting and striving to make beautiful images. Put most simply, I want to excite people with my photography.

Clients: Reuters, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, Canon USA


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