I don’t really know much about blogging but, it seems like everyone does it now. I don’t think I am very good with words. I tend to let my images speak for themselves, and you know what they say, “An image is worth a thousand words”. Regardless of all that though, I thought it might be good for me to do a post every now and then. I don’t see it being something that I do with every shoot, but I think it is a good way for me to reflect on the session and post a few of my favorite images from it.
Right now I am really focusing on family photography. I really love the idea of capturing important and special moments in other people’s lives so that they can last longer than just a brief moment in time. Long after the event has happened it can be shared and talked about still with friends and family that couldn’t make it or who weren’t even born yet. One of my favorite things to do is look at old photos of my family. Photos of my Great Grandfather on his motorcycle while stationed somewhere in the war, my grandmother playing with a kitten when she was only about three, my mom and my aunts playing with all of their cousins at their family reunion (which they still have and now I get do to the same), or my dad horsing around at the beach with my uncles. So the idea that maybe some day someone will look back at the images that I take and enjoy looking at them over and over is really inspiring to me.
I enjoy taking photos of anything and everything though, I think that is why I love Instagram so much! When I have an idea of something I want to photograph, I can’t get it out of my head until I make it happen. Sometimes that is just a piece of fruit, or my cat, or the sunset. Other times it is documenting my great grandmother’s sewing things because I don’t know what else to do with them. I think this blog would be a good way of giving me an outlet to post things like that as well. Just for myself, and if you enjoy looking, that is great too!
So I don’t think a blog is something that I’ll do every day or week, but maybe bi-weekly. or whenever I have a shoot that inspires me go deeper in conversation about it. So we shall see how it goes!
For the time being, here are some really great photos of a pear that I took.
My partner and I have opposite sleep schedules a lot of the time. He is a painter and works best in the middle of the night while I am sleeping. So one morning I woke up to this pear and a note that said “I saw this pear, I would like you or us to photograph it so I can paint it.” Well of course I would do that for him! I thought it was so sweet of him! While I was doing so, our cat, Cohen, was also very interested in the pear and decided he wanted in on the photo shoot.
It was a simple set up with just one light and a wooden stool. It didn’t take much time but, I love how the images turned out. So simple. Timeless almost. You’d have no idea when these photos were taken, and if you saw a painting of one, you wouldn’t know if it was done by a master oil painter in the 18th century or an inspiring master oil painter in the 21st century. That is what I love about it!
Thanks for looking!