This week we have an introduction and an exciting announcement:
SeeingHappy is starting a photography blog to go along with our newsletter!
Alec Rill, a great street photographer from New York will be letting us into the secrets of his art, sharing his techniques with us, and talking about how his photography has increased his happiness and well-being. He will also share his photographs which have been exhibited widely and just recently at SohoPhoto Gallery in NYC.
We are all excited to read Alec’s blog, and we invite you to comment, ask questions, or contact Alec if you want to know more about his work.
Here is a look at Alec’s work:
On a beautiful day, tourists - finally - came back. I don't know what it was about the sunny day and the awe of seeing Wall Street but many people seem to be looking up in awe, almost like praying, hoping that the virus is gone and peace on earth is near.
One of the things that made me happy when I worked on Wall Street was the street food. I missed it so much during COVID, and this makes me happy ... again.
Alec believes strongly in the power of connection – he is a street photographer who likes to connect with his subjects and get up close, and that is reflected in his images.
It has long been thought that friends and family are our best buffer against depression and anxiety, and research backs this up. Loneliness kills, and the best chance of living a long, happy, and healthy life is to have people with whom you share a connection. Surprisingly, even small connections – like talking to a stranger in an elevator can up our mood and make our day better. Alec’s upcoming posts will center on personal connection – the small connections between a photographer and his subject. Listen to Alec and you will see how very rewarding that small connection can be for both photographer and subject.
Here’s to our first blog coming next week!
The Team here at SeeingHappy