Self portrait at a Nude Beach, CA, 1981
I’ve been cleaning out my room and ran across some of my early work in photography. Looking at each of them flooded my mind and heart with emotion. They transported me back to a time of transition for me. So, I realize this is post is a little out of the norm, but I thought you all might enjoy a trip down memory lane with me today.
My son Dave at 2 1/2 years old, 1980
Rushing Water, Laguna Beach, CA, 1981
Door Handle, Bodie, CA, 1979
Beaver’s Pond, CA 1979
Still Water at Beaver’s Pond, CA, 1979
Light & Shadow, Long Beach, CA 1981
Now before we go to the next image I think a little back story is in order. I was in a photography class where each week we brought in our work to be laid out with the others so everyone could see what each of us had done with that week’s assignment. This particular week the assignment was to compose 3 or 4 images that together would tell something about ourselves. I decided I wanted to tell the story of my transition of going through a divorce from my first husband and moving through that time, going through the emotional trauma and ending up in what I felt at the time was a place of empowerment. Once I completed my assignment though, I felt very uncomfortable about sharing it with the entire class so I talked about it with the professor. He kindly viewed my work privately, gave me my grade and a pass on showing it in class. Of course now I’m ok sharing it. It was so long ago, but I still smile when I think of me working on that project and how empowering it made me feel. Before now, only 3 people in my life as seen this…
Carol’s Transiton, 1980
One of the big reason’s I’m in such a better place now is because of this man
I think it is a good exercise to look back on our lives from time to time and realize just how far we’ve come.
Thanks so much for stopping by.