I found this gem tucked away in a trash bin, waiting to be emptied. I didn't like it much at the time I took it; however, at below zero temperatures I now have come to appreciate the warmth found in the image. I wonder what it is about warm temperatures that bring out my creativity and desire to think creatively. Maybe I was once an animal that hibernated during the winter months?
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
My assignment this week is to photograph people living their lives as they simply do. Here a teacher works with a student which he does every day. As a teacher I understand the impact one makes in these 'ordinary' moments. It is easier to spot a teachable moment when I come across a colleague at his/her best. Though these moments are sometimes lost on myself because it is my daily job, and I take it for granted, when I witness another teacher helping a student I am reminded how important the profession is. I pay respect, today, to all the 'ordinary' people (policemen, firemen, soldiers, doctors and nurses, etc) who do their jobs gracefully and humbly, irregardless of money paid or status.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
My assignment was to open up and expose oneself. The idea was to show something about oneself that isn't comfortable.
Here is my current vulnerable spot. I had some surgery to remove skin cancer. The black eye and the scar/stitches were more
than I expected. I know I shouldn't be, but I'm embarrassed...vain? I hate to say it because I know others are in worse shape; however, I can't stop feeling a bit "blue". I tinted my photo to match that feeling.