I’ve been waiting to take this photo of Tom for about five months….
I’ve talked about it before, and you’ll hear it often if you talk to enough photographers, that taking photos of people is a privilege. It’s a privilege to get a peak into their lives, whether it’s home, hobby, work, or whatever, you often find yourself in completely different worlds than your own. And while it’s usually only a short time, it’s usually enough to leave a lasting impression. I’m always happy to share some of my favorites. And this being my first professional gig, was a doozy. Continue reading
Woke up from possibly the saddest, or maybe bittersweet would be more accurate, dream I’ve ever had today. Still asleep, I was repeating over and over “Is this real? Is this real??” and uncontrollably weeping with joy. Then BAM, I woke up. Yeah, I probably knew in the dream it wasn’t real, but damn how the emotions were so overwhelming. It’s strange because I think I know what probably triggered it yesterday.
I’m not really inclined to get into the details, and believe me, I won’t soon forget them. But isn’t the connection between the day and the dream fascinating sometimes?
PS. Also not inclined, for the first time on this blog, to put a photo to go along with the post. I’ll just assume you can dream up your own
This is my grandma’s church. It’s at the nursing home where she lives. I thought the color of this particular photo in this particular setting looked really nice. One thing to note about it is there aren’t usually chairs in it, as most of the residents use wheelchairs to get around. This day, though, they were having services for a recently passed resident. It reminded me to take another look at a series of photos I’ve been showing in my portfolio.
I had originally been showing this series in color, but have always been unsatisfied with the color balance- most of the photos were taken under nasty green-tinged florescent lighting. As I was preparing to submit it for a portfolio review, I had the epiphany that they should be black and white. Not sure why I never considered it before, but I think it makes a world of difference. Click the above photo to see the series.