The past 12 months have been a fantastic journey. Along the way I have had the privilege of meeting many talented mobile photographers and have been inspired by so many more.
As we approach the festive season I thought it would be interesting to invite 24 mobile photographers who have inspired and supported me in one way or another and ask them to offer an insight into their photography, to reflect on their year gone by or plans for the coming year ahead.
Each day until Christmas Eve we will be featuring one photographer in a sort of online advent calendar so to speak.
Today’s featured photographer is Brad Puet.
Brad Puet is one of the founding members of the fantastic We Are Juxt community. As well as being a pretty cool, down to earth guy, Brad has a style of street photography which captures portraits of quirky characters, events and street scenes which, for me, convey a snapshot of American life on the streets of a busy city. Brad kindly contributed to our Top Mobile Street Photography Tips feature and this year I was honoured when he invited me to become a We Are Juxt Contributor.
The Photo I Am Most Proud of is…
This shot was seconds before the dude proposed to his girlfriend. I watched as he stumbled a bit with his words and then continued to get on one knee. I was able to catch that moment for them as he popped the question and snapped a shot. Why didn’t I share with you all that moment? After about 10 minutes of them soaking in their special place in time I went up to them, congratulated them, and asked them if they wanted a print (after I got back home to Seattle). They of course said yes and I’ve sinced sent them that photo. I figured that moment was just for them. This moment was just a precursor.