"We are because we feel, because we form invisible ties and timeless links to one another. Life is about the energy we share - a gaze, an embrace, a fleeting exchange of irreplicable moments. Life is about the connection."
"Somos porque sentimos, porque formamos lazos invisibles y vínculos atemporales entre nosotros. La vida trata de compartir energía - una mirada, un abrazo fugaz, un intercambio fluyente de momentos irreproducibles."
One of my newest endeavors. I have been taking pictures of cats and dogs for years. I love the challenge: they don't care if you're trying to take a picture, so pictures of animals are always candid shots. But this challenge is actually what I feel allows me to capture their personality, their essence. Cats and dogs don't hide anything - what you is what you get. Real.
If you know of any pet owners who might be interested in
a portrait, please spread the word about my upcoming Mini-Photo Session Event this Saturday, June 21st at Greenlake, just North of the Bathhouse!
Eye contact is recognition. With eye contact you acknowledge the presence of another human being, another living, breathing person with their own reasons to smile or sigh heavy, with their own mother, sister, brother, family ties, with their desires, their worries, their little silver lining, their needs, their space. When you pass a person on the street and make a little eye contact, just a little, maybe even smile, you make a gesture, a connection, acknowledging the presence of a human being sharing space with you.
It's nice and I bet everyone involved will feel just a bit lifted, a bit lighter, a bit brighter. I'm working on this and if you feel you can work on it too, let's do it together.
Eye contact is a little gift of a bit of yourself. Give more. Give the gift of eye contact.