"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved." Ansel Adams
I can't even begin to explain my thanks for all the goodness bestowed on me this month. Some dear friends and storytellers who I've recently come together with on a new collaboration (to be announced soon) have really encouraged me to follow through on putting my daily life out into the world. I mean seriously what is a storyteller if she can't even share her own life on the regular?
I can't explain why I don't share more. I can think of tons of reasons why I haven't in the past but they are all excuses. The daily excuses of "I'll get to it next month." I even started a Tumblr feed that I could dedicate to this very topic. It's been sitting and staring at me for months.
Today was a rainy mess outside and it felt like the right time to share this post. No more excuses friends. I'm not sure exactly the details yet, but I'm getting it together. Amongst all the news I have to share in the future and ongoing long term personal projects I'm working on I need to hold onto these days tight. I can feel the winds of change happening in my life and it's important for me to remember these moments and share them with my children when they no longer remember these details themselves. So if you ask me, I don't NEED to do this. I HAVE to do this. Now. In hopes that one day my children will have a living documentary of our life. The good, the bad and everything in between.
September 26th honestly documented. Atlanta Celebrates Photography Push Pin event at Ponce City Market and our afternoon. This feels like a really great start.