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After what seems like a fairly dry spell I managed to get some people scheduled for shoots. This was the first time I’d photographed M, so we started with a basic portrait session in my back yard. Since I usually work with people who aren’t used to being photographed, certainly not formally, I like to spend most of the first session talking and getting them used to the fact that I have a camera. By the end we usually have made a small handful of good photos. I only share the ones my creative partner has approved. They can be found on the Public Galleries page.

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At the tail end of last month I took a day trip to Flagstaff with a friend her daughter for senior portraits. They’d hoped to catch the autumn leaves, but it was REALLY cold and the leaves had pretty much become the annual carpet of the woods. But we made do for an hour or so.

There are four I really liked that they didn’t pick, so I’m putting them in the Public Galleries under the date 2019-10-29

So…woke up this:

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I’ve had a few photos appear in Digital display this year, but this time this photo will appear IN PRINT* in Spain. If I understand the listing this will be ONE of FORTY photos appearing in print from the challenge.

 

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The image in question:

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Last Sunday this young lady kindly agreed to play guinea pig and her mother eagerly threw flour around and over her in my first attempt at a “powder” shoot. I’m quite taken with some of the images and while there’s always room for improvement I’m happy with the results for our first outing.

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For some reason I started doing “selfies” on my birthday a few years ago, and despite that I’m not a huge fan of them because 1 – it’s hard to do by yourself and 2 – I feel a bit narcissistic. But it’s become kind of a self-reflection I do once a year.

If any of you remember last year’s they were a bit…raw. It was a difficult year for so many reasons, but I got through it and this year’s offerings reflect that. I post them as a reminder to myself, and to you, that all things will pass and even if they leave a mark we can go on.

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Lexi very kindly let me work with her on a series about her dealing with depression. These photos were submitted to a gallery show in Australia, but unfortunately were not accepted for the show. But here they are along with a short Q&A about them and how they came to be.

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