Hi all. I’ve got some kind of busy day tomorrow with a deadline for an article looming, so I am posting Photographer Friday a day early. Oh, and I am featuring my work – not that I am a professional or anything near that – but you know what that is OK. In fact, this year I plan to share photographs taken by friends who are not pros either – you do not have to have been published in magazines to be in my blog. Photography is an amazing way to express one’s self and to see the world through literally a different filter. I was recently reminded by friends how important photography is – there are a few I see as modern day philosophers – great men (sorry ladies, there are plenty of incredibly talented female photographers – it’s just my favorites happen to be men) – who tell stories with their cameras and see things regular folks like me don’t – James Nachtwey, John Goodman, Antonin Kratochvil, Ron Haviv, and Marcus Bleasdale. I don’t want to live in a world without their images and minds, they are extraordinary beings who live beyond straight lines. But, again today is not about them, but about us regular folk.
Since I am not about to get a photography book deal, and because I want to share images from my trips to Africa, my friends M and S suggested I create a photo book using Mac. My oldest best friend S, whose work will be featured this spring on Delicious Musings, inspires me in all ways – oh and she is a she S sees things in vibrant colors and has traveled all over Asia, India, Australia, and Europe. She and her boyfriend are travel partners encouraging each other visually. They go places in ways by means I am not up to, and so we learn much by looking at each other’s images and talking about what is in and outside the frame. We critique each other’s work and because she is so technologically advanced than me – plus oh my goodness her lens collection (!!) – I think I get more out of the deal. Anyhow, making a book on Mac is super easy and fun and if you don’t go adding pages (I did!!) not too expensive. Maybe just maybe my friends will get calendars next year, guess we will have to see where I travel this year and what I end up with.
Thank you for letting me share this with you! OH, and p.s. my plan is to share stories from Rwanda and Uganda next week – finally!