Last week he asked me why I haven’t taken pictures of him in a while. He doesn’t remember asking me this. Last night he asked me to take his picture. I don’t remember him asking me this. We’re like two peas in a pod… except we’re already losing our memories.
Funny thing is, though, I’ve been ITCHING to take photos all week, but haven’t done it. It’s safer not to, right? WRONG! It’s safer to get out and do the things you want to do. After all, you never know when you won’t be able to do them anymore. …
Ok, I’m done getting all sentimental on you. Earlier this week I rushed home from work two days in a row so that I could make it in time for the replay of Jasmine & JD’s live class The Art of Being a Second Shooter class on Creative Live. It was an Art & Fear lover’s dream. It’s been so long since I have heard someone talk about photography, instead of just reading about it. Yes, real, live, HUMAN voices. It was wonderful.
I listened, I watched, then I researched, and plotted, and FINALLY, tonight, I ventured out into the wild unknown to experiment.
If you ask me if you should get in a river with a dog, all that I am thinking is ‘photo op, photo op, photo op’. Out loud, I say yes.
Ironically, if you get in, the dog immediately wants to get out.
I am beyond fortunate to have people in my life who actually WANT to be in front of my camera….for fun. And who will follow my every verbal cue. AND who are delightfully handsome.
This photo pretty much describes them without words. Doubt either of them will ever change, and I don’t think I want them to.
We are amazingly fortunate to live here. It never ceases to amaze me when I take the time to look up and take it in.
Aug 10, 2013