This is the first blog I'm going to attach to the website. I thought I'd start with explaining my favorite quote about photography which is featured here on the home page. The link is at the end. You can go read the original essay if you're so inclined.
Teju Cole, who authored the quote is the Photography critic for New York Times Magazine among his other credentials. This quote resonated with me because the memory palace that is photography is what captivates me most. In the hallway in my home, tucked carefully away from the sun, are some of my most treasured photos. They are old ones. Really old. The one you see is the oldest and dates to my great-grandmother's wedding in 1929. I thought I'd include it, and hope you enjoy seeing a little slice of my family history. Now, it isn't that I knew my great-grandparents. What makes the image special is seeing familiar lines in those faces. I enjoy that feeling of continuity from generation to generation. I like to imagine my own great-granddaughter may one day keep a portrait of me in a place of honor in her home. Or that my grandchildren will pull albums from the shelves now and again to find the collections spark them to tell stories of "remember when." As a photographer, that's a gift I want to pass on to other families by using my skills to craft images that will later prompt stories. "We had our portraits done that year that Timmy had braces and Janie was starting middle school and..." I hope that my work will inspire your family to tell your story for decades.
Here's the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/18/magazine/memories-of-things-unseen.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Fteju-cole&action=click&contentCollection=undefined®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=search&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection