joe_lyman joe_lyman

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Joe Lyman/ Lyman Photography  I'm a professional photographer and author. Call for any photography inquiries. You can find my first novel on Amazon by searching "Joe Lyman Ten".

I have very clear visions sometimes, and when I do, I call someone to make the visions exists in real life outside of my head. I told my cousin a few years ago that I wanted to do this series of portraits while I was visiting in Colorado. Now this photo is being used as an inspirational message for so many more native women. The point of all of this is, if I call you and tell you hat I had a vision of a photo of you in it...just say yes.

Love when the nephews and niece come by for dinner and portraits. Such bad ass little kids.


You know what day it is

#fbf The best part about shooting #mirceamonroe was finally meeting someone with a filthier mouth than me. Such a dreamboat

Last night I saw a picture of Jude Law by Peter Lindbergh that really spoke to me. I didn't want to copy it exactly, but I did try to match the mood.

Someone told me a long time ago that I see the beauty in everyone before anything else. I don't make it a secret that I was terrible looking for the first 33 years of my life. I'm just happy that my brain figured out how to convert all of my low self esteem I acquired during that time into the ability to erase the negative filter people put over their own eyes and let them see themselves through everyone else's eyes for the first time.

#tbt to a year ago today. Not enough dudes want/need to be photographed. They are so simple to shoot. I can't even begin to count the number of guys who were dragged in front of my camera by a girlfriend or wife or mom and left having loved the process and result.

People ask me all the time why I shoot kids with such serious expressions instead of the typical huge smile. I always shoot about 20% smiling photos in any session. I think kids have a lot of depth that either their families don't nurture or even know about sometimes. My photos just shine a light on a side of them that they desperately want to show, but rarely get the opportunity to do so.

There are a handful of people that I can remember the exact moment I saw their face. My first love on the first day of my senior year of high school, my first wife sitting on a chair inside of a coffee shop, my son the moment he was born, the girl pictured here, and a few more that will not get a mention. I don't think it's an accident that I have a job that freezes time in a beautiful, unforgettable way. Reflecting on powerful moments like these are often the antidote to the poison of this painful life.

We just made some really beautiful things. I kinda love her a lot.

She's the receptionist at my son's dentist office. People tell me all of the time that they are nervous about asking me to photograph them. Often they wait months or years from the time the desire hits them and they all say that they regret waiting so long after they see the photos. I love upgrading my hello/goodbye relationships to hello/big hug/chat/goodbye relationships.

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