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Best Business Practices for Photographers, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by John Harrington

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Chapter 44

Striking a Balance between Photography and Family: How What You Love to Do Can Coexist with Your Loved Ones if You Just Think a Little about It

In an April 28, 2016, opinion piece in Time magazine, documentary photographer and member of the VII Photo agency Ed Kashi wrote about striking this balance. Kashi pondered, “It’s as though I am nothing without my work,” during a career longer than 30 years. He asked of himself, “Has my camera become my protective skin? Am I no longer myself when I don’t have a recording device?”1 Kashi is acutely aware of the loss of the healthy balance necessary between his personal and professional lives.

There is a verse in the Bible, Matthew 16:26, that translates to, “For what is a man profited, if he ...

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