- This photo was not taken with a digital camera.
- It was taken with my 35mm camera my Dad gave me some years ago.
- I scanned it in from a print that I found recently.
- While at a hostel in 2002, I sat next to this French-Canadian girl whom I did not understand due to the language barrier, but thought she was adorable nonetheless.
- I love the dirt on her nose, and the expression on her face.
- I want to break out my 35mm again and show it the attention it deserves, I mean look at the bokeh, the grain.
While talking on the phone to my Sister today, we got on the subject of portraiture. And she proceeded to tell me that people always want to know who took photos of Ju-Ju (my nephew) that she has hanging around the house. This lead to the discussion of how I never really take pictures of people anymore, and it's true, I don't. You may see a candid shot of Cody here and there , but for the most part, nature is my favorite subject.
Maybe it's because she (mother nature) isn't shy, and I don't have to ask if she minds that I capture her essence. Another reason is mainly because I don't have willing subjects knocking down my door wanting photos of themselves. But willings subjects aside, I love to take pictures of people, I just don't do it all that often. When I go back home for a visit is when I try to get photos of family and friends. This past Thanksgiving, as soon as I got to my Uncle's house I started taking photos of everyone. After awhile they got used to it and didn't really seem to mind a camera pointed in their direction. When I lived in Jacksonville, taking pictures of people took up the majority of film that I went through. It's funny how things change, isn't it?
I sometimes miss having people to take photos of.........my family especially.
*This is a digital photo, taken on Thanksgiving 07*
- See another post with Ju-Ju photos: Here