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Category : Act Naturally Photography Blog

29 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017

Imperfect Offering

This series of photos was inspired by some of my all-time favorite song lyrics: “Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in.” They are from Leonard Cohen’s beautifully haunting song “Anthem.”  These words have been a reminder and a source of strength for me many times in recent years.  Indeed, chasing perfection instead of embracing our flaws, would be misguided.  Our imperfect is what has immeasurable value and makes each of us like no […]

09 Jan 2017

Self Portraits

Fever-free and happy to be healthy again. ….that the universe works in tandem with inverses. It’s life’s see-saw splintered thighs and calloused hands, with a smile spread across the face.

31 Dec 2016

The Gray Attic, 1989

  The Gray Attic 1989 Sitting cross-legged in the confines of my gray attic, memories thread every corner and curve.  Soft, decaying cardboard boxes backbone empty spaces.  There is a deep chill in the darkness; mellow incandescent light beams bend around my breath with each exhale.  My fingertips trace the flimsy, yellowed-with-age tape on the boxes.  I wish the boxes could be locked with a key, sealed for all time.  Instead, the tape disintegrates, and the sides of the boxes […]

29 Nov 2016
11 Nov 2016

Ok….why in the world did I take selfies in the bathtub? Well, that’s where I was at the time.  I have found that holding still always seems to give my mind the best chance to be busy.  I was thinking about how crazy the political climate has gotten, and how we all have so much stuff in our own personal lives on top of that.  All that stuff that’s going on… how does it makes us “feel”?  For the emotions we have […]

11 Nov 2016

You are Everything

Grieve. Be sad if you are sad. Let your heart fall and break. Close your eyes. Clench your fists. Be still and silent. Cry thoroughly. Rest your exhausted bones and soul. Rise and reset. Pull up every strength to the surface with your deepest breath. Hug those you love for a long time. Make them smile. Make them laugh. Make something. Use your vision, your hands, your words, your heart, your soul. You are needed. You are love. You are […]

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