There are a metric buttload of pictures in the folder 2009-07-23. Strangely, most of them were actually taken in December of 2008. I’m not entirely sure what was going on there. I can just state that my organizational system back then wasn’t rock solid like it is now. Mostly because I let a program do most of the organizational heavy lifting for me.
There are pictures from a foggy Friday Night Supper Club. Pictures from a Bennett Christmas. Pictures of my old buddy Missionary Mark. Pictures from a Roland VFW Fundraiser.
Many of these pictures have never been published before. Have a peek:
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the follow historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
The Hero of Africa
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve Brandon, Sara, and Ledges. But not all at the same time.
Happy Thanksgiving! Every year on Thanksgiving I like to think about my many, many blessings. I know, real original. You should feel free to try it sometime. But make sure you let everybody know that I invented gratitude.
I am thankful for my family, no matter how family is defined:
I am thankful for my friends:
I am blessed with an amazing church family:
I am blessed with a decent job and work friends that I don’t mind seeing more than 40 hours a week:
I’m blessed to share my house with Naima:
This is only a small sampling of my blessings, but I feel to go on much longer would sound like boasting. Thank all of you for choosing to be part of my life!
Seems like as good of a time as any to check in with the Selfie Project. My September was incredibly busy. I had several photo shoots, youth group was back in session, Pufferbilly Days, Iowa State football season is ramping up, and Elainie was back in town.
But I confess that my selfies might not reflect that, it feels like.
Here are my favorite September Selfies:
3 months to go in the Selfie Project. I’m slated to actually leave the state in October. So that is something at least.
Elainie and Sabas are home from San Diego which created absolutely the perfect opportunity to knock out Page 28 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.
Page 28 – Recreate a famous photograph without looking it up
Obviously this is based on Alfred Eisenstaedt picture of a sailor kissing a girl on VJ Day. However he wasn’t the only photographer to capture this moment. It was also captured by Navy photo journalist Victor Jorgensen. His pictures was published in “The New York Times” the next day. Eisenstaedt’s picture became famous in LIFE magazine.
Here are a couple other takes on the photo:
This leaves only the following images left to capture before finally closing the book on THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT:
PAGE 66-67 – Make a sequence of four pictures inspired by the rise and fall of Britney Spears (or another celebrity).
Page 123 – Don’t take any more photographs -none- until you see something that emotionally moves you. Only then pick up your camera.
I only need to take the pictures for PAGES 66-67. I just need a volunteer to be the subject. You know where to find me!
This is your reminder that this week’s theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is STREET PHOTOGRAPHY:
Remember that a STREET PHOTOGRAPHY picture needs to be taken in public and needs to be random. Once again, I will suggest to make the picture black & white as an homage to Robert Frank, but it isn’t required.
Happy photo harvesting!
The pictures in the folder 2009-05-10 are from a Mother’s Day Celebration. I think it is the first family celebration I hosted at my current abode. Might have been one of the last.
I don’t know that I will ever host one again because my house is on the smaller side, but I do have a new grill and a “new” 60 year old dining room table that seats 8.
Here are some pictures:
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery I was able to restored the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” post to its original glory:
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve a lift and some socks.
A few weeks back Elainie was home from San Antonio. She stopped by to pose for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT. Her friend Tiffani accompanied her. It provided the perfect time to tackle Page 111 for THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT:
Page 111 – Compose a picture with the intention of displaying it upside down.
Only 1 picture can be physically adhered into the physical THE PHOTO JOURNAL. However, I did take a few more picture that I thought I would share:
Next time we check in with THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT, we might check in with Page 44.
This is your weekly reminder that this week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is ENTERTAINMENT:
An ENTERTAINMENT photo is any photo of some form of ENTERTAINMENT. Movies! Music! Television! Sports! Games! Whatever! As long as you find ENTERTAINMENT in your subject,then it qualifies. You will not need to cut off a gladiator’s head and then scream at me, “Are you not ENTERTAINED!”.
Happy photo harvesting!