Art is a deception that creates real emotions -- a lie that creates a truth. And when you give yourself over to that deception, it becomes magic. TED Talks
I have not always had a close relationship with photos, just the opposite. Smiling children and parents do not give an accurate description of the lives being led. Maybe that is why I prefer the lifestyle style of photography over the family portrait one. People doing what comes naturally while not knowing there is a camera around. To not be aware can be real, sounds strange but believe in power of the photo to tell the story.
These two were gaming their way around a 40 minute wait time at Red Lobster. Their parents were outside. Sensed there is a Story here that may or may not ever be told. I saw this shot long before I fumbled to get the camera out of my purse, hoping they wouldn't look up. They didn't. Happy me.
There have always been and will always be the family portrait that every mother wants. Come hell or high water, you will be dressed, hair combed and most of all, smile. You will smile until you are told, not too. These will be the photos that are posted in the living room and Places you and I would be invited into. I take these photos because that is what it is all about to me. Each to their own, I have some fabulous friends who are portrait and studio artists. Bless you, you are fabulous. Could never do what you do, again.
Off to see more of what I see. The sun is shining and get to see three little ones that have captured my heart and Sometimes, let me into their world. Someday, it will all make sense to them why Nana wants a picture of them doing normal stuff. Someday, is good enough for me...
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at Saturday, March 22, 2014
My natural aperture probably runs at about a 2.8. The background is blurred and focus is mainly on one thing. By contrast, Steve has a good, strong life aperture, at least a 22. Needless to say, I miss what he sees and visa versa. His net is cast wide, he sees all the pot holes, and everything that hides in the trees. Mine is close, near but laser sharp. I find that one thing and won't let go. US spy planes have nothing on me. Do I miss a lot? Of course I do but I am good with what I do get. This just made my day...
PS Yes this is a real photo of someone's iPad email account!
Posted by email@example.com at Friday, March 14, 2014
Sunday night while giving his acceptance speech, Matthew McConaughey said he has three things that he has in his everyday life. Some one to look up to, something to look forward to and someone to run to. The first two were no brainers but the Someone to run to, brought me to tears.
We all have people we love, dearly. We all have plans that we look forward to. Do you have Someone to run to? If we use this one in correctly, we will suffer. Running to a spouse, a job, perhaps a dream. I immediately saw myself running to God. As fast as I could. My go to, my maker. The One who knows me best, loves me most...Today is the start of Lent. Never growing up in church or later, a church that participated, it is a new thing to me. A few close friends have brought me along, Thank you D and A. I tend to keep my Lent choice private, just between Him and me. This morning, I went running to meet Him. Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine...
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at Wednesday, March 05, 2014