The photography bug came honestly in my mama’s household. My mother ALWAYS had a sophisticated camera to take daily snapshots of life happening. She chronicled the life of my sisters and I remarkably well. Seriously, growing up in the 70′s/80′s, our coffee table books were photo albums that graced the living room side tables, olive floor pillows, and shaggy area rugs. A new set of photographs were accessible to look, laugh and reminisce over. One year in college, my mom had a videotape produced (yep, it was the 90′s, y’all) of old pictures of her seeds, and titled it, “All My Daughters.” It was (and still is) one of my most cherished gifts from my mother.
Moving forward, I am still a lover of photographs and capturing life in progress. That is why I dig Instagram more than any other social network out there. Not only pictures of people fancy me, but attractive images of spaces, places, art, architecture, and random artifacts interest me. Mmm hmm, visual storytelling pushes my internal “like” button 365 days of the year.
Anyhow, I’ve been planning (in my head) for the last 5 yrs, or so, to take a digital photography class in my neighborhood, and it’s finally happening next week (hooray)! I’m looking forward to sharpening my skills for leisure AND improving my original images for my website/blog. If anyone is interested, BRIC HOUSE — one of my favorite stoops to hang at in BK, is offering a lovely course catalog. I’ll leave the information below and you can inquire for yourself.
Btw, I found the cool photographs above on a free stock photography site. I liked the the story they told.
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