Out Of Context, Preservation As Art

I have started working on a new photo series. Most of the work I do centers around old photography (and by old I mean 19th century to early 20th century). For a few years now I have collected old film, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, snapshots, glass plate negatives, etc. I found myself constantly drawn in to images […]

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Becoming A Memory Keeper

So anyone who follows my blog or knows me at all, knows I have a little bit of an obsession with photography, especially old photographs and film. This eccentricity started about 4 years ago when I discovered some old metal Kodak film canisters at an antique store. Inside the canisters were mostly what you would […]

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Memorial

Memory is a strange thing.  Holding dear an idea of something that happened. Shaped by your own understanding and feeling, it’s highly deceptive.  Yet, memories drive us with love with hate with curiosity.  Memories are your secrets.  Things only you know, the way you know them.  Maybe it is what it seems or maybe it […]

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Past & Present

I’m not sure if you belong in the past or the present.  Sometimes it is hard to tell.   A little old, a little new- a combination of all the beauty in life.  Maybe you’re just a memory but is it old or new?  You seem so familiar, but I’m having trouble placing just where […]

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Painting With Light

The entire premise of photography revolves around light.  The beauty of light is most evident through photography.  Light whispers, illuminates, and shatters darkness. Light is subtle, yet sometimes harsh.  It can bring hope and a new beginning to some, while setting on the day and dreams of others.  I find through my photography the beauty […]

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Simplicity

This is one of the photos on the roll of films I found.  It really had no indication of who these people were only that the picture was taken in Florida.  It  is one of the most lovely photographs I have even seen.  It inspired me to write this: Simply love, simply smile, and simply […]

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Jar of Dreams

I keep a jar of dreams buried in my front yard.  I keep them close to me, but they are always just out of reach.  One day I will open that jar of dreams and let their light shine all around me.  For though my dreams my be momentarily out of reach, they are never […]

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Holiday Happiness

Holidays are a fun and busy time of year. Memories are plentiful spending time with family and friends.  It’s good time to just look around and enjoy the beauty of your every day life.  Nothing out of the ordinary, other than some decorations and a tree maybe.  These simple moments this holiday could be some […]

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