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As Though I Had Wings

There’s something that happens inside me when I’m shooting with film.  I can’t even really put my finger on what it is exactly.  But I know I feel it.  Some have suggested, it appears I shoot more with my heart when I have my film camera in my hand.  I do know, that with film I shoot with more intention and attention.  I’m more awake.  More present.

Ever since I was young, I have loved poetry.  I can’t say poetry or writing has ever come very easy to me.  It’s always a long process for me to write anything, even this little blog post.  But when I get to sit and read poetry or when I’m listening to the lyrics of a good songwriter, I become so inspired, and images and emotions and ideas begin filling my mind.

With all that said  I’m excited to share with you an idea that I’ve been pondering for a while now…”Poetry Inspired Film Sessions”.  I have recently added them to the list of sessions that I offer.  Below is my very first Poetry Session that I shot with my two girls.  I was inspired one afternoon with these words from Mary Oliver…

“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things

I want to be light and frolicsome

I want to be improbable and beautiful

And afraid of nothing as though I had wings”

~Mary Oliver~

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  • June 21, 2014 - 7:57 am

    carrie - not sure if I’ve ever seen more beautiful images…. you transcend photography. You are much more than a photographer. You are a poet of light . shape . color and earth stories. ever humbled to call you a friend and a collaboratorReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    Jessica Z - I love these soooo much. Beautiful beautiful photos.ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    Janelle - These are so beautiful. Full of joy for life… I love this series, Jess. xoReplyCancel

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