Since its very inception, Shutter Sisters has been about community. The very idea was born from my own personal “ah ha moment” back in 2007 when I realized that all I really wanted was a place in the photography world where I could connect with others and feel that I belonged. An integral part of that was having the ability to safely share stories, insights, inspirations and my photography with other women. I had yet to find what I was looking for anywhere else and as it turned out, neither had all the other women that gathered at Shutter Sisters and through it, a wonderful sisterhood soon developed.
Over the years we’ve shared our passions, our joys, our sorrows, our triumphs and our struggles. We’ve talked about photography, expressed ideas, encouraged each other, challenged ourselves, taken classes together, improved our skills, inspired one another, gathered at events, collaborated, forged friendships, and through it all, strengthened our connection through mutual respect, support and love.
The landscape of the web has expanded…or perhaps better said, exploded over the past 7 years. Photography has never been more accessible. The number of creative communities and collaborations is multiplying daily. Inspiration is everywhere! As we, at Shutter Sisters, widened our circle by joining forces with Camera Men here at Our Collective, we, more than ever, believe in the power of togetherness. And what better way to continue to honor the spirit of community than by sharing and showcasing some of the communities and collaborations that inspire us most? And by us I mean me, and all of you…
So, let’ do this. Let’s bring to light people doing amazing things. Let’s talk about photo projects and photo classes, creative collaborations and compelling gatherings, cool communities and inspiring ideas. Our plan is to celebrate as many as we can next month at Shutter Sisters, Camera Men and Our Collective. Email us at shuttersisters at gmail dot com or leave a comment. We can’t wait to hear where you find your collective inspiration!