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I have been meaning to say these words for so long…Vegas Baby… but guess what it came and went and I am now just finally looking at a few images I took while being in Vegas for a very quick trip last Fall.
But for anyone that has been to Vegas the nice thing is it really doesn’t change a whole lot, it truly is Disney World for Adults, espacially when your hubby surprises you with a stay at The Trump Hotel. Decadent food while sitting across The Bellagio Fountains, Amazing shopping and to top it all off Love ,The Beatles from Cirque du Soleil.
So just a few clicks of the old faithful Vegas.
This morning my dad sent me this photo he took from his IPhone. It moved me on so many levels. The obvious in the image but it was more than that.
My dad and I see the same things, we are moved by the little reality checks that life gives us here and there; we’ve always been like that. I remember growing up, he and I separately would spot owls in the trees while driving on the highway or the dog limping cause he froze his paw and the owner is too busy noticing, talking on his phone. It’s our weird way of keeping it real, our way of staying present, and our weird way of staying grounded.
When I was searching for what I wanted to be when I grew up; so besides throwing myself in the air off a jump with skis and hopefully landing, what else could possibly be as exciting. I vaguely remember mentioning to my dad that maybe if I was able to save some money, I could buy a camera to take on tour with me. My dad took my shopping the next day and I had a camera.
My Dad has a Doctorate from Harvard (He worked his butt off for it with the help of my mom who used to help him type his assignments). For the life of me, I never understood how he was so excited and supportive of my wild career choice. To this day, he is still the first one I show my work to (yes even before my clients and husband) that’s just the way it is.
This morning, he sent me this photo, I think, I was the first one he sent it to…I could almost see him, walking on his way to a meeting or conference, seeing this man covering his dog’s back with a bit of blanket to keep him warm while he left his loyal bud to guard his spot, stationed between, high-end men’s clothing store and a fast food joint on a freezing early morning. I’m going to bet my dad was one of the very few to actually notice this whole scene.
When I spoke to him, all he could say was that all he had was is IPhone to take a shot and I replied, you took the time to notice him, that’s all that matters.
Part of my family lives in Stewart BC and we get there as often as we can to visit. Our last visit, just a few months ago had the usual snow and staggering scenery. And as freezing as it looks, it actually isn’t much colder than here. Just incredible amounts of snow. Wherever I go, so does my camera and I’ve been sitting on these photos until now.
Recently, Global TV has been doing a feature on small BC towns and a morning not too long ago was dedicated to Stewart where they used some of my work to showcase it. Despite our stunning sunshine here these days, it felt like a hint to sit back and appreciate other parts of our Province and how beautiful they are. Most of which are in such deep contrast to the Corridor.
And now…back to our sunny, warm Spring day!
I dabble. Yes, my business focuses on wedding and family photography by here’s what I love most about carrying a camera around with me. You can find beauty in everything. And while we tend to focus on life’s events and milestones, sometimes it’s in the every day that we can find a moment to capture and preserve forever.
Now, this particular day had me on the ferry going to the Island. And if I’m being really truthful, these moments aren’t necessarily those moments that I’m referring to that should be captured forever more. However, aside from that I love watching people, hence the street photography. There isn’t much of this genre in the Whistler area but it’s a rapidly growing and very hot genre in major cities around the world. So when I dabble outside the world of photographing my beautiful daughter, this is where my eye tends to go. A moment in the day of a stranger. What’s their story? What did they wake up to that morning? Where are they going? Who do they love?
Hope you enjoy my mini journey.
As a photographer I’m often asked where my inspiration comes from? And my answer is always the same. It’s around us everywhere, everyday. And today it seems, is no different.
Anyone who witnessed a somewhat kamikaze U-turn in town today was probably in the same block as me. And I’ll confess, it was me. But I had a really good reason. Someone took time out of their day to dress up one of our bus stops with some truly great art! I had to capture it to share so I got out of my car, lay down on the street so I could get the right angle and here it is.
I wish I knew who the artist was so I could credit them properly. If you know, will you please share their name with me?