This week we are reminded of the importance a photograph can have on how we remember someone important in our lives. Any recollection of a person automatically floods our brain with memories and mental images; good and bad, pretty and not so pretty. These are great for us as we relive those moments from our past, but mental images are very difficult to describe and share with those who weren’t eye witnesses. Rarely we have a photo that perfectly portrays a person in the way we want to remember them and the way they want to be remembered, doing what they love. Lucky for the loved ones of Farragut High School Assistant Football Coach, Ryan Shoup a local photographer was able to capture just that. Carlos Reveiz of crfoto captured Coach Shoup in his element during a Farragut football game not knowing that just a short time later, this photo would become a priceless possession for his family and friends and especially the Farragut High School football team. Coach Shoup passed away on Thursday, October 21 due to heart problems complicated by diabetes. The team and other loved ones now have this precious photo to remember him just as he would want to be remembered. The beauty of a photo is more than composition and lighting, it is also the story that it tells and the memory it holds.
Congratulations to Carlos Reveiz, not only for winning Pro Print of the Week but also for being able to award a priceless gift.