I crave the mountains. Right up until the minute I set foot on a beach.
Cheers, 2017; I'm watching you. And thanks to the folks at Hipstamatic for five years of happiness in picture-making.
Be kind to the people you love, and even to the ones you don't. Life is short, and no one dies wishing to have been more grumpy and hateful. Happy Easter weekend. Food | Week of March 28, 2016 Prosciutto, Fig & Arugula Pizza | Green Leaf Lettuce Salad Carnitas (use the slow cooker) with … Continue reading The here and now.
So, a photograph is a picture made with light, a sliver of an instant, frozen in time. Nothing more; nothing less. It's a split-second reaction between particles of light and some surface that catches them - film, coated paper, a digital board. Sometimes, the lucky times, the picture made with light captures something beyond a … Continue reading Work of heart.
My friend Emmet is retiring this year, 40 years after making the 'mistake' of taking a job teaching photography at Princeton, 27 years after coaching wandering, unfocused me through a wandering, unfocused thesis project. As I've written before, I received my first camera, an Olympus OM-10, when I was in high school, when part of … Continue reading Diana, the original Hipsta sister.
A look at some of my favorite moments from 2013. Thanks to the friends, family and followers who made it another great year. Cheers to a happy 2014. music by septi, copyright 2009 (jewelbeat.com)
If it weren't for the Reformation, it's possible that the world communion of Christians (all Catholics, if it weren't for the Reformation) would be about to launch festivities associated with the Feast of Fools, the evolution of Saturnalia, that wild Roman holiday tradition marked by role reversals, gag gifts and general mischief. Yes, Virginia, the … Continue reading Good will toward many. (food, week of 12.16.13)
It doesn't take much to make me happy, most days. (Note: My children will read that sentence and say, "You choose how you feel, Mama; no one can make you happy or unhappy." Wonder where they heard that?) The other night, as I was choosing to have an unhappy moment, I gave myself a challenge: … Continue reading 50 happy things from 2013