Thursday, March 31, 2011
Several years ago, I photographed Neha and Rahul's wedding. I loved photographing their wedding, and I especially enjoyed photographing all of the family that came in from India. Rahul's sister, Srujani, recently called and asked if I would come photograph her cooking with her grandmother and playing games with her grandfather while they were in town again. In addition to enjoying this wonderful family being together, I also enjoyed eating the delicious meal they prepared for Tim and me.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I have been shooting A LOT the past two weeks. Normally my work has a rhythmic quality: photographing clients, meeting with potential clients, accounting, answering emails and calls, editing, designing books, photographing clients again, and so forth. But lately, my time has been completely absorbed in shooting. I very much appreciate all of you who have patiently waited for me to return calls and emails.
My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.
Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,
which is mostly standing still and learning to be
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all the ingredients are here,
which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.
~ Mary Oliver