One of the many reasons why I love photographing actors is because they take action to follow their dreams. They’re hopeful, positive, ambitious and inspiring. This kind of energy is infectious and I am always thrilled when I get to be a part of the process. It is especially exciting to work with actors who have decided to start pursuing their dreams later in life.
Meet Jeff Newton. Jeff is an actor here in California. As the first person in his family to go to college, acting was not considered an “appropriate” career choice. Instead, Jeff got married, started a family, and went to work in the finance world. One night, while out to dinner with his wife, she asked him what he wanted to do. Jeff told her that he wanted to act. His wife was extremely supportive towards his decision mentally, emotionally, and financially. So Jeff began the process and has kept himself open to any and all possibilities. He is drawn to the stage where he can choose the pieces he wants to create and work on through acting and eventually writing and directing.
The bottom line is that it is NEVER too late to follow your dreams. So many times our fears stop us dead in our tracks. According to Jeff, there is no turning back now. He can’t imagine doing anything else. I can’t imagine life without my photography. Are you living your life like there is no turning back? Do you want to make a change? DO IT!! Take a chance and say yes to your dreams!