Monday, October 25, 2010

Trick or Tricky?

Well, it has been a bit since a blog posting and thought it was best not to fall down Alice's Rabbit Hole as many of us might this upcoming Halloween weekend. Time to get on the "enough about me what do you think about me" wedding path again. And, why not add some Halloween idea inspiration for those that might be Trick or Treating down a tricky aisle this weekend. This bride was one of the most kind hearted women I have met photographing. One of those less is more and everything souls in life--the kind of person throwing a wedding in which she sees the good in the world around her and genuine friends celebrate her true inner and outer beauty. She is, though, hiding behind another veil--a cleverly planned additional masquerade mask for herself, husband, and wedding party. It is a very simple idea that added a pleasant darkness to a generally light celebration in our lives. And, apropos with the dreamy and stormy weather along the cliff across the way of New York City's Staten Island Bridge. A wonderful excuse for a photographer to involve a high speed grainy film to exaggerate the mood of the day along with a soft-focus vignette camera. This image was taken with a square medium format film Holga camera with BW 3200 Ilford film. Yummy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friendship and Weddings

My dear friend and photographer colleague asked me to photograph his wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York. These contact sheets are just some of the special moments from the lovely day with his wife, family, and friends. It was an honor to photograph them and capture their celebration day as a friend and fellow photographer. Sometimes the pressure is on more at these times, yet it always brings me back to the heart of how I got involved in this profession. Many moons ago, I was a bridesmaid at my best friend's wedding with a camera on hand. I was given an opportunity to begin as a wedding photographer from this day and feel truly blessed to be a part of all the lovely couples that come my way. Since then, I always like to treat each wedding as if each couple were my best friend...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Photography and truth

"Ultimately photography is about who you are. It's the seeking of truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit." Leonard Freed - born 1929, died Nov. 30, 2006.