This past week I came across a blog post on another site asking photographers to submit their favorite photographs from 2010.? I am terrible at narrowing things down and trying to sort through files to decide that is really out of scope for me right now but this picture kept coming to mind.? After I shot this of Karter I kept asking myself why I was so drawn to it.? It reminded me of something…..but what?
A couple of weeks went by and one day it dawned on me why I was so attracted to this image.? It reminded me of a picture I took when I was a kid that I could swear I had around somewhere.? Last night I asked Jim to get a (very heavy) box down from the top of my closet so I could search for it and see if memory served correct.? My efforts paid off.? (I actually found something all by myself can you believe it? )
When I was 12 years old I got my first film camera for Christmas (that was TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO folks).?? One day I was playing at my friend Melissa’s house and a litter of kittens caught my attention.? My first newborn photo shoot opportunity.? I hunted around for props and what did I find?? You guessed it!? A galvanized bucket!
I guess I really did know what I wanted to do when I grew up.
Have a wonderful Christmas!