Tuesday, January 20, 2015

country living

"If country life be healthful to the body, it is no less so to the mind. " Ruffini.   

I am still adjusting to the quiet stillness of country living. It has allowed me to create space for my spirit to expand and margin for my soul to grow.  I am enjoying lazy days of exploring and discovering what surrounds me, with days once in a while feeling like Little House in the Prairie when I need to go "into town".  But at day's end, I am loving living here.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
— Edward Steichen

Gage at 6 months
I have Gage for the day today and he was willing to be bribed in order for me to play around and make a few portrait shots. He has been around cameras all of his brief almost 8 years, and for the most part fairly tolerant. He knew today that Memaw wanted to get at least 5 really awesome prints, and he knew that not every picture would qualify as "awesome".  

So now I am sitting at my computer editing and blogging and he is contentedly sitting next to me with his ipad conquering evil in some imaginary ipad world, and we are both happy. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. Aaron Siskind

It has taken me time to process my trip to South Sudan with International Aid Services (IAS) that I took in 2014, both as an artist and as a member of the world community. It is one thing to read of the hardships and atrocities that the people of South Sudan have endured and quite another to witness it all first hand. Here are some "little things" I remembered while there.

Nyinbuli, South Sudan

A child doing laundry by hand.
Nyinbuli, South Sudan