I've been MIA, I know.
I doubt there are any of you left over here reading at this point.
I really haven't a clue what brought you in the first place.
It's ok really.... Less pressure for me to write.
I do have a GREAT explaination for my absence... but that will have to wait.
Coming back to this space and all the things I have to say seemed like such a BIG post to have to write... one that I was afraid I would put off forever.
So in the spirit of not putting pressure where there need none.. I decided to just go ahead and post something small... but important to my year this year.
I'm trying something new in 2013.
I always get on myself for not taking photos more often of my own kids. After all... I'm busy taking photos of everyone else's - at times I feel like if I have to process ONE more RAW file, I'll just curl up and die!
(*exhasperated, he he he)
I've always had a flair for the dramatic. ;)
So this new thing... It's a little project I heard about called 52 Portraits. One portrait - once a week. Seemed do-able to me. The kids, the dog, still life, self portrait... SOMETHING.
I feel like this project will remind me to pick up my camera at home and just snap a few. Also - it will give me an opportunity to grow a little as a photographer. Try new things without any pressure. Play with interesting light... take risks. Stretch what I know to be true in the technical realm. Fail. And fail some more.
Plus, I've always felt that some of my favorite images are the everyday mundane ones. The ones that you really never think to pick up your camera for... (besides the one you make calls with)... The last few weeks, I was able to catch a couple of these such moments. They made me smile when I uploaded them to Lightroom.
And I guess that's the point.
I really have SO MUCH to fill you in on... Christmas... wrapping up my 2012 in terms of work... ALL the sessions I have yet to feature here that deserve to be... and what's in store for 2013. A mountain of content yet to grace the pages of this sorry excuse for an online outlet.
But for now - I'll just leave you with two little portraits.
I call this one... "Spiderman pulling a dinner shift."