November 6, 2009

Inspiration

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Something happened to me when Chloe was born.

I was inspired by her perfection (in fact, Perfection is my nickname for her)

and compelled to capture it.


I picked up a camera and started taking pictures.



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That was 12 years ago; long before the digital age.

Steve bought me a Cannon EOS, I loved it.
I took rolls and rolls of color photos;
hauled them over to Costco,
then anxiously awaited their development.
Photo pick-up day was always exciting.
I spent a small fortune on photos in those days.


Then my older children, who had all taken photography in high school,
got me interested in black and whites.

I converted my windowless utility room into a dark room
and when there wasn't a pile of laundry to wash,
I would develop photos for hours.

I LOVED IT.

I took portraits of my loved ones;
herding them out to the back yard to catch the perfect morning light.
With my white bed sheet hanging as a backdrop, I would shoot away
.....then head for the utility room.



They don't scan perfectly, but you get the idea

. . . these are a few of my favorites:


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I no longer develop my own photos.

I have a new love.

His name is Digital Cannon EOS


Photography, in the digital age is instant art!





It is so cool that I can take a self portrait



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and 5 minutes later,

it can look like this:



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or this



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or any of these



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Instant Andy Warhol


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I love it all!


7 comments:

Cheryl Joy said...

I really like your black and whites.
It is so cool that you turned your laundry room into a dark room. Waiting to see what you've created is an amazing feeling.

The Chrissy Herself said...

I never really put it together that it was Chloe's birth that really sparked the photographer in you... I just chalked it up to you being an artist. And I really like digital as well, but it keeps me from ever really making any prints at all, so the fact that I love photography doesn't really show at all in my home. I should fix that...

Brittany said...

I also didn't know Chloe's birth sparked your photograpy interest, what kind of camera did you take all our pre-Chloe shots with? And when I saw that first sepia shot on this post I was thinking it was Chloe! Digital is fun!

Lynnie said...

More pics please! They are beautiful!

LaRee said...

I always liked the black and white photos...I didn't know you were the photographer...Cool!

Wesley, Stefanie, Mallory and Zachary said...

I love it all too. Digital Photography has changed my life. I love all your pictures. I LOVE that you stuck Chloe in a pumpkin! Too cute.

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

Don't you love digital photography? I love how many choices you have with it...I love this photo fo your eyes...it looks so much like Chloe I had to do a double-take...and the photos of her as a 3 or 4 year old look so much like so many photos we have of you at that age!

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