Small Business Owner: 'I Wanted to Be That Idiot'

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Small Business Spotlight: The Amazing Image 

Who: Charlie MacPherson

What: Photography tours, classes and one-on-one lessons

When: 2006

Where: Scituate, Mass.

How: MacPherson previously worked in medical sales when  in 2006 he decided to branch off on his own. He has been a photographer since the 1970s, and pursued his passion after years in the sales world.

“I worked for one idiot too many, and decided if I was going to be working for an idiot, I wanted to be that idiot,” MacPherson said. “I have had a fascination with wildlife, and was better at [photography] than I thought. I decided to make it my business.”

He teaches local courses and gives tours in Massachusetts, as well as in the Artic, throughout the year.

Quote from the author: “The Arctic is fascinating, desolate, beautiful and isolated,” he said. “The first time you stand on the Arctic tundra, you will never be the same again.”