Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

April 12, 2009

April 11 2009 Plating the Celebration

"Why are you taking pictures of my plate?" "Because it is a beautifully arranged pile of food. Get your fork out of the way, please." The goal today was to enjoy each other's company and share a dinner together. The food took all afternoon, wafting into struggles with origami instructions, stringing beads, peeling potatoes, hide and seek, hide-and-seeking easter eggs, managing rowdy dogs and rowdy children and rowdy uncles, and other sundry activities. Of all the 9 plates served, it was the one prepared by and for my 12 year old niece that caught my eye as the exact right combination of all the contributions to the meal.

The photograph was not as well executed as the presentation itself. Florescents and flash, and an impatient and hungry owner of said plate contributed to the intensity of the glare here. Lesson: prepare camera and settings before stopping the action.

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