hey folks, don’t hide behind the camera.

Yesterday my friend Andrew and I were in his innovative home studio shooting some photographs for a series he’s working on.  I was wearing a mask for the shoot.  When we were done, it seemed like a waste to not take a few “unmasked” photos when the light and background were all set up.

I was reluctant to post this image today, not because of the quality of the image.  Nice work Andrew.  But why?  I think perhaps the “why” is; the veins/age spots on my hands, the wrinkles around my eyes and my grey roots awaiting a touch up (tomorrow).  However, while looking more closely I don’t only see those things.  I see that I’m wearing my favorite “uniform” of paint splattered khakis, a tank top and a cowboy shirt I’ve had and loved for twenty years.  Around my neck is a pendant my daughter, Willa made for me in her metals class.  I’m really relaxed.  Down the road I wholeheartedly believe I’ll be grateful to have this portrait.  Thanks Andrew.

 

Today I printed it at the #BCA studios on Pine Street in Burlington (thanks Renee).  I plan to write some details on the back so my grandkids or great grandkids will possess some information about me and who I was in March of 2018.

Don’t shy from the camera folks.  You’re going to want photographs of yourself.  Get your favorite ones printed.  Only having digital images is so different than actually holding a print in your hand—get multiples & share them broadly.

 

 

 

I highly recommend…

doing a photo shoot with your friends complete with cheese, chocolate, grog and loads of costumes. I shot over 300 photos Saturday night. However, even though we got some gems I haven’t really asked if my friends want their images posted. Here are a few shots to give you the feel of the shoot. I just thought that we will never be as young as we are right now and we need good photos for proof. It was such a privilege to know when I had the right expression and to know when it was off and didn’t reflect their personality. So, when/if I get authorization to show you the photos, I will. In the meantime, make a night of it and do a photo shoot with the folks you love. It’s a helluva good time!

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