Archive for February, 2011

snow bunny

Monday February 21, 2011

reminds me of last sunday night

Saturday February 19, 2011

and

Friday February 18, 2011

I stopped counting calories and quit my Zumba class.

that is the truth

Saturday February 5, 2011

These are the two photos I submitted for an exhibition entitled Woman As Photographer at the Mpls Photo Center. I took these photos years ago, when I wasn’t taking photos for a living but more for pleasure. They were shot on a humble digital point and shoot but they are two of my most favorite photos I have ever taken. They are currently framed in my kitchen.

I definitely didn’t think they would win or even get in (which they didn’t) but I was glad that I put myself out there and tried. Check out the results and the winners — amazing work! Hopefully I will continue to challenge myself and photograph not just for work but for myself as well.

I love that the main subject in both photos is a mother, and that the connection between myself and the child is real. The little girl looked right at me, and the boy found my eyes right after I shot the photo. I love that one was taken in Thailand, and the other in Yellowstone, but both subjects are wearing a brightly colored sari. Most of all, I love the movement that both photos evoke…from a walk on a path to a brisk walk on a busy street market. It makes me remember each of those moments – where I was, and what I was feeling.

They’re not perfect but I think they are beautiful.

Titles I submitted for the exhibition:

Pink Sari

Woman on Path

However, giving it a little more thought I believe these are the titles I should have submitted:

Blurry Photo Of Little Girl Looking At Me and The Orange in Her Sari Matches the Orange in the Lake.

Now that is my sense of humor. Because, let’s face it, that is the truth!

scotland

Tuesday February 1, 2011

Still going through all the photos from our New Year’s trip to Scotland but wanted to share a sneak peek and also a full photo post from Matt and Jen.

All I can say is what a trip — WHAT A TRIP!