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And This Our Life: An (Almost) Daily Photo Journal

This is not a 365. This is a project of self-discovery, a series of reflections on what makes me tick as a photographer, creative-obsessive and aspiring minimalist.

I have been asking myself some questions lately around what motivates me as a photographer, and I was reminded of a fantastic quote by Bill Murray that really resonates with me. He participated in an AMA on Reddit and someone asked him about working with Wes Anderson and this is what he said:

“I love the way that he has made his art his life. And you know, it’s a lesson to all of us, to take what you love and make it the way you live your life, and that way you bring love into the world.”

I think that sums up what I am trying to do – this is why I make pictures and why I am dedicated to finding a strong personal vision, both in my life and in my art:  I want to make my art my life. My photography – and all of my creative endeavors – is my way of bringing love into the world.

Now let’s see where this takes us.

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As I am working thoughtfully to strengthen my vision, I have been mindful of my use of color as I am seeking out inspiration. Often what my children are wearing becomes the springboard from which to seek out my inspiration so when I saw this muted wall, I thought it would it would serve as a nice backdrop to tie in the color of the baseball glove on his shirt (which he wore to the Yankees game we saw earlier that day). The creamy color of his shirt pops off the wall while lending itself to the cool tones and textures of this fading Brooklyn facade.

Brooklyn Boy

Finally, this quiet moment captures that feeling of serenity and calm I am longing for as an often frazzled stay-at-home mom. I love capturing images of my children smiling and laughing (an all too easy task, as they crack each other up with little prompting), but images that are introspective or convey a beautiful, quiet connection are the ones that really speak to me right now.

And how is your heart, soul and spirit today?

 

 

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