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Monday, March 23, 2009

The First

This was the first photo I took.

I took this photo one year ago today. March 23, 2008.

A lot has happened since The Boy let me "hold" his camera.

I can imagine my life full of changes and without a lot of things I might hold dear today, but I cannot imagine my life without a camera anymore.

Funny, that.

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"A photographer who made a picture from a splendid moment, an accidental pose of someone or a beautiful scenery, is the finder of a treasure." ~ Robert Doisneau

27 comments:

Red Shoes March 23, 2009 at 7:04 AM  

Funny, yeah. I think there are some of us who can't quite imagine our lives without your camera. xo

~K March 23, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

All hail the Boy for letting go of the camera and at the same time letting you open a window for us into your soul. You are truly a creative and artistic being Jules. I am sure he doesn't see much of his camera these days, but that is OK because as it turns out that camera has become a gift to all of us through some amazing photography and stories.

Johanna March 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

A historic moment captured, for sure :-)

Relyn March 23, 2009 at 2:18 PM  

It's amazing to me, what you've done in just one year. Geez!! I'd love to see my students learn and grow at your speed. It's amazing. Exciting and encouraging, too.

Christian Cagigal March 23, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

...and the world is a better place for it.....

Octavine Illustration March 23, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

it's beautiful when we find our muse. i too cannot imagine you without a camera. thank providence you two found one another!~

Char March 23, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

I know this feeling very well

Teri and the cats of Furrydance March 23, 2009 at 6:51 PM  

Just a year...that IS amazing! I need to get my ass in gear or I'll be in the same spot next year as now...

Gabby March 23, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

A shot that said it all: the objects in the mirror ARE closer than they appear....

Mari March 23, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

I was like,
'ach, where're the curly locks?"

Yoli March 24, 2009 at 12:21 AM  

When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls! ~Ted Grant

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. ~Dorothea Lange

The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer. ~Author Unknown

Gaston Studio March 24, 2009 at 4:44 AM  

You truly found your calling with that little loan.

It's Just Me March 24, 2009 at 6:39 AM  

One year? Really? impressive!
Isn't it great when the universe lines up to make things work for you

boylerpf March 24, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

I can't imagine life without a camera...go into shock if one of mine breaks down. One year is amazing!

rochambeau March 24, 2009 at 11:00 AM  

Methinks you and your camera have become big buddies! Like your shades Tangobaby. Hope all is well in your world today!

julochka March 24, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

love your hair in the pic! :-)

and happy you picked up that camera!

oh oh, WV word: poicsxjk

that's not even close to a real word. i hope they haven't changed the algorithm again.

The Pink Cowboy March 24, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

I am speechless. That was the FIRST photo you took...a year ago!?! Being a fan of your photography I thought you had years of experience. Just amazing. That camera was in desperate need of a good eye.

That camera found you....and lived happily ever after.

Gillian March 24, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

Yes! The best kind of happy accident.
Thank goodness you picked up that camera.
xo

namastenancy March 24, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

The boy little knew what creativity and imagination he was helping to foster - Viva you and the camera and your writing and your blog. Everyday that I read it, I marvel at what you are doing - truly a richly astonishing piece of work.

A Cuban In London March 25, 2009 at 3:12 AM  

Oh, you never forget that first photo, do you?

Greetings from London.

paris parfait March 25, 2009 at 5:31 AM  

Who knew what you were starting??!! Thank goodness you took to photography like a fish to water and we all get to appreciate the wonderful results.

Adam March 25, 2009 at 6:32 AM  

i laugh!....because you refer to the sig. oth...as The Boy.....love it.

Christina March 25, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

Thank you to the boy!!! I love the both of you! Bless that talented trigger finger of yours.

dutchbaby March 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

How fantastic that you can pinpoint the birth date of your passion! Happy anniversary!

Bee March 25, 2009 at 2:43 PM  

You are a fast learner. I'm convinced that having the artistic eye helps.

flawsnall March 25, 2009 at 4:57 PM  

i'm thinking you're taking my picture...

robinbird March 26, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

i spent some time yesterday catching up on your blog and when i saw this it gave me a thrill of happiness. i sooo understand your love for your inner eye. the one that has a thread tied directly to your heart. your passion is infectious!