The weather is beginning to change, football season has started, and homecoming preparations are well under way. In our house our oldest daughter has decided to attend homecoming with a special someone of hers. Now new nails, hair, dress, shoes and don't forget the corsage and boutonniere! Are the hustle and bustle of all our lives as I'm sure many of yours. Don't forget to capture these special memories with photographs that you will treasure forever. Contact me today if you'd like to schedule a fall session!
Just as good writers write about what they know, so shall I shoot what I know. And I know cats. I have two of them myself, and have almost always had a pet cat of some sort my entire life. What is it that attracts us to these ferocious, narcissistic beasts? And what does loving these creatures say about us?
Lately I've found myself feeling drawn to the artistic side of photography. The way light floods through a window in the evening, casting brightness and shadows among everyday objects, or the composition of textures and lines you wouldn't normal see together, but they somehow live together in harmony. These things have been drawing me to them, begging to be photographed. I've held back because I realize that not everything is "art" and I had no intention to water down the already overused term. However, holding back hasn't afforded me much happiness either. If we create only on the basis that what we create will be appreciated by another, or purchased at a price, then we're not creating freely. This is where creativity dies, and I can't breathe in a place where creativity is dead. So I've decided to open myself up to the weird, the strange and the unknown that lies ahead. I want to take pictures of people, places, animals, light, shadows; compositions that mean something to me. And maybe, just maybe, if I find something beautiful or interesting, there will be someone else who might as well.
Either way, this is where I want to live now.