Monday, December 26, 2011

Ava

My year and a half old niece, Ava. She is coming into her personality with full force, and watching it unfold is an experience I'm happy to be a part of. I caught her taking a bath - splashing, laughing and generally rejoicing to be in the bathtub. I had just as much fun taking her picture.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

nau's now + the others i took


This is what I have so far. Some days I didn't take a photo at all, some days I did. I gave up being strict on myself, and considered that taking a photo a day can be a process too. A trial and error process. I'm not exactly done, a few more days to go yet, but it's certainly been a good reminder to take the camera with you.








albert


Albert. He's 19, and an artist. I have been wanting to take his picture for awhile now. So glad I got to.

curious

She brought her son out on the track while she studied a spiral notebook. It's like a park after 5, and all kinds of people use this track like it was one. Staying safe behind his Mom.

sleepy morning

Cherokee in the morning, big yawn, big stretch. Thank you Patrick for bringing her to me. I really love this little girl.

old fashioned

This is Corey - I work with him at the Paramount Theatre. He was combing his hair before the show, getting ready for the crowd. He has a very cartoon like face, sweet eyes, and an old fashioned way about him. Wears his Grandfather's shirts and tie clips, bringing back the magic.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

november photo a day



I'm doing it again. It's off to a great start already....I'll be posting soon to catch up. Ah, November.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

mirror mirror

Trying on outfits for Halloween. Looking in the mirror, watching how time shows up on our faces and in our lives. Another October just about come and gone. On to the next reason to celebrate, the next event to remember.

Monday, September 26, 2011

beers with ms morris

Having a few beers with my friend Emily Morris last night. I met her last year at a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer happy hour. We have completely opposite stories as she served in Senegal and never experienced a frozen toilet and wells of vodka, but there's a lot of similar thoughts and emotions around development and lifestyles that we share from having done it. She's getting her Masters in Public Health here at UT, and just smokes away on American Spirits. I love it.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

a little time in oregon




It was great to see my friend Emily from Peace Corps, but even better to see her in her own environment and witness the beauty of Oregon. She took me on a tour of the Western/Central part of the state from the very sleepy but hip city of Portland, through the Columbia River Gorge, down to the Willamette Valley where dozens of perfectly arched vineyards poured over the hills, and then to the rugged coastal town of Newport where the Pacific's cold waves launched into the shore. Totally gorgeous.

I'm getting around America, slowly, sort of in awe that ever part of our country has a different feel and vibe - searching for a place to call home one of these days.

late night street

I was getting off work, late, walking to my car parked downtown as I passed this group of people huddled and laying around together in the heat passing the night away. I asked to take their picture, they gladly accepted. I'm not sure what they were pointing at. It could have been anything.

Monday, May 30, 2011

kids on the field



Just some very friendly kids I met while driving around my hometown of Blanco, TX one evening. I used to play softball on this field in high school, now the field has gone to weeds and red sand. The air was dry and windy, the sky almost retired, but the last few minutes of light I took a few photos of them hitting tennis balls to the outfield and then put my camera down and stepped up to bat. I had a blast. Special thanks to the Magical Mr. Brown for helping these pictures come to life.

Friday, April 29, 2011

water gun skier

My friend Toni invited me out to go water skiing with her today. Her son Conner, 5, also came with us. He sat in the back of the boat playing with a water gun, aiming it at the skier, and made general use of his time pretending he was King of the boat while intermittently probing me to jump in the freezing cold lake water so we could "freeze to death." I didn't get to ski too much, but I hope to get out there again soon.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

a nephew's 3rd birthday




Photographing my own family is difficult for me - I have a hard time trying to be an outsider looking for moments in between moments, mostly because they are my family: I know them well. So trying to catch an unfolding scene isn't easy, and most of the time I just don't shoot very much at all. But it was my nephew's birthday party, 3 years!, and my brother and sister in law rented a gigantic blow up jump around thing, and it was a good reason to look, watch, wait for some backyard birthday moments to come around.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SlideShow - ShowSlide

It's been a while since I've been interested in putting anything up on this blog, so it goes sometimes. I made this slideshow for the small community of Armenians in Austin - many of whom have never seen Armenia. I had a great response from them when I presented it two weeks ago at their monthly gathering. So I thought I would share this with the World Wide Web. This is an "intro to my PC experience" - pretty basic, but to the point. I hope you enjoy.

video