Doing what you believe to be right even at a cost

So today I received a call from AARP (Yes the huge senior’s organization).   At first I was thinking I was getting old and they were calling to offer me a membership.  But alas, it was something else.  They were calling to request that I would be their photographer at the Minnesota State Fair.  I would get all kinds of press coverage and get links to my web site and all that stuff bla bla bla… 

I had to say No because I disagree with the organization on so many counts.  I told them I support The Association of Mature American Citizens (  ).  The young man was a bit surprised.  I know this would be a great opportunity and it would be fun, but I had to say NO.   I guess this is an example of doing what you think is right comes at a pretty steep cost.  Oh Well.

I am thinking 90% of my readers will not understand this either, but that also is ok.



About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
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3 Responses to Doing what you believe to be right even at a cost

  1. Christopher says:

    I understand. In fact, I’ve done this myself on more than one occasion. It may hurt the pocketbook a bit, but better to be poor and keep your dignity than rich and lose your soul.

  2. Lisa says:

    I really admire that, Wayne! Good for you for standing up for what you believe in!

  3. wpadmin Wayne M says:

    Thanks so much guys…

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