our talented friend jeremy leffel brought his adorable
family over to our photo workshop on
vashon island to be our "models" for the group. we really appreciate that they took the time to join us, they were a huge hit and everyone just loved them! i am excited to share more photos that our
amazing workshop attendees captured of this lovable bunch in the next
couple days. our goal for this session was to
move away from contrived
portraiture and let the environment and subject tell the story within the image. below are my favorite portraits that i made that day. this family is so incredibly sweet, i'd like to be adopted.
max is busy growing teeth, reading books, playing puppets and trying to convince his cat that they should be best friends. as for now max loves his cat but the cat hates max. that didn't stop his parents from playing the "cat card" to conjure up some smiles. later on we discovered that his dad had some deep scratches and blood dripping down his arm. maybe max is better off on his own.
our dear friends tony and anna welcomed their baby into the world this week. you may remember anna from this little post i wrote awhile back. anna had an intense and natural childbirth at the birthing inn in tacoma. less than twenty-four hours later they were home, hosting a joyful welcome party! anna and her sister baked the best gluten free cakes i have ever tasted. anna made her chocolate delight while in labor to distract herself. i can't even bake without contractions. this is one incredible woman!
welcome luca eduard colombini
by margaret atwood
you begin this way: this is your hand, this is your eye, that is a fish, blue and flat on the paper, almost the shape of an eye. this is your mouth, this is an O or a moon, whichever you like. this is yellow.
outside the window is the rain, green because it is summer, and beyond that the trees and then the world, which is round and has only the colors of these nine crayons.
this is the world, which is fuller and more difficult to learn than i have said. you are right to smudge it that way with the red and then the orange: the world burns.
once you have learned these words you will learn that there are more words than you can ever learn. the word hand floats above your hand like a small cloud over a lake. the word hand anchors your hand to this table, your hand is a warm stone i hold between two words.
this is your hand, these are my hands, this is the world, which is round but not flat and has more colors than we can see.
it begins, it has an end, this is what you will come back to, this is your hand.