Bruce Springsteen Pointing At People
As previously mentioned, I'm a die-hard Bruce Springsteen fan. One night at dinner a friend of mine noticed that he has a silly habit of pointing at people when he's in pictures with them. I decided that it sounded like something that should be a Facebook page and a couple weeks later, Bruce Springsteen Pointing At People was born. I thought it was a silly idea that might be a funny in-joke between my fellow fans and me. However, across Facebook and Instagram, we have over 2100 followers, including his guitarist's wife and several music business dignitaries.
I think the beauty is in its simplicity - it's literally just pictures of him pointing at people in random encounters on the street, in meet-and-greet settings and in concert. Fans can submit their own pictures of him pointing at them or their friends and I'll post them with credit to the photographer. I write the captions and send it off into the social media ether. It's a little thing that I hope makes the fans laugh and has taught me a lot about managing social media accounts, what types of posts get the biggest responses and how to interact with fans.
And if Bruce & Company happen to hear about it, even better.
I bought my first camera at a yard sale when I was nine years old. It was a little 110-millimeter film camera that I brought with me to my last day of fourth grade and then snapped pictures around my neighborhood as my friends and I played.
I've since upgraded my cameras, but I've grown to love photography as an art and as a form of storytelling.