Americana

I love how people in the United States get creative when it comes to our American flag. I see the hard work and dedication people put forth to show their patriotism to our country and feel like I need to document it.

We were driving in Star Valley Wyoming one evening and ran across this gem. There is a house to the left of the shed that I didn’t want in the frame so I put the small shed on the left of the frame and used the fence line and the path to lead the eyes up the frame. I have an ongoing project called Americana that this will fit perfect in.

Full Circle

This blog has been dormant for three+ years. In that time I’ve been fairly active on other social media sites. I tried Twitter and couldn’t connect with it. I tried Facebook and couldn’t connect with it. I used Instagram the most and connected best with it but….with the recent changes to the platform and my lack of trust with Facebook I’ve given up on Instagram as well. I haven’t deleted my accounts but I know one thing for sure. I have no plans on returning to those platforms. Flickr will be the main site where I connect with other creatives.

As I start to use this blog again my hope is that there will be something interesting for you to come back to and hopefully be inspired.

All this leads me back to this blog. I’ve missed it and would like to start contributing more, connecting with “real” people, and to be inspired.

Still Standing

This shack sits on my parents property in Idaho and has been around ever since we built our home when I was 2 years old. For a long time it was used as a storage “junk” shed for my dad. It’s been recently cleaned out and sits empty. Every time I visit my parents I make sure I visit the shack and take some pictures. By looking at the roof it’s going to cave in if they get a heavy snow fall. I love the snow on part of the roof and the shadows from a near by tree and the southern winter sun.

The picture below was taken in fall of the same year.

The Portrait

I don’t get the opportunity to work with high school seniors these days like I used to. I’m hoping to get back into it soon. I love the one-on-one experience and the opportunity for me to be somewhat creative. I love this moment where there was a brief pause as we were waiting for the rain to stop. It gave me the opportunity to capture a relaxed moment. I love the texture of her hair and the glimpse of her smile. To me this adds a bit of mystery to the image.