Tag Archives: photography

Work of heart.

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…

Diana, the original Hipsta sister.

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…

Good will toward many. (food, week of 12.16.13)

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…

50 happy things from 2013

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:…