Thursday, October 8, 2009

Winged Messengers

I love to take pictures. For as long as I can remember, since 7 years old at summer camp. Before that, my Daddy had a shiny fancy camera with a sexy smelling leather case. We( me and my brothers) would pile up at my Grandmothers house and watch slides of vacations, decorating christmas trees and jumping off diving boards. I transitioned easily from film to digital because it was during my days of traveling abroad and my only way to tell my story was emails with attached photographs! Now I Blog, Flickr and even get paid on ocasion to shoot semi naked women for calenders of cause! or the Women of Round Top bared it ALLmost for the local animal shelter. This past week, my photographs have been chosen on a couple of really cool blogs, Pioneer Woman and Kind Over Matter. If you click on the previous titles, you can go have a looksee! The photo of the young girl was taken while I was living in Mexico. She was beautifully eating an orange, and I asked her mother if I could take the shot. She paused perfectly, then carried on slurping that juicy fruit! The "Winged Messenger" is a project by Susanna Gordon. She hand paints them and sends them out into the world for us to place and photograph in random locations. Mine landed at the local Thrift Store where I feel like the volunteers need more appreciation than they receive on shopping days when crowds push their way thru the doors to grab all the bargains they can fight for. I usually tuck in a "Card Drop" with my dollar bills that I upload from Kind Over Matter...they are freebies! Gotta love that kind of bargain!

"to me, photography is an art of observation. it's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them" ~elliott erwitt~


Barbara said...

Deb, you certainly gave me something to think about with your quote from Elliot Erwitt. I will come back and read some of your older posts to get a sense of who you are.


Teteel said...

You have captured the essence of this girl, in her eyes!!!She is shining!!! Gongratulations, Deb!!!I adore your work. Many kisses.

Kim Mailhot said...

So so cool that one of my favorite photographers gets recognized on two of my most favorite blogs ! Well deserved - you use your camera like your heart - connecting and capturing your subjects with love ! That shines through so well, lovely Deb !
Big Love !

susanna said...

Ohhhh, I like your heart with the wings, Deb! It's so pretty! It's also fun to imagine that someone will find that Love is Free painted stone. Imagine what they will think when they pick it up for a closer look. :)