Sunday, May 13, 2012

my one and only





she was my first model.  i was probably no more than 14 years old.  she let me dress her up in whatever thrift store treasures i might have found and then patiently let me photograph her until my hearts content.  she has always had an elegance about her...only surpassed by the extraordinary kindness that lies deep within her heart.  she taught me how to see.  i learned to look at the extraordinary in my every day surroundings - the light, the textures and especially the smallest things in nature.  not only did she teach me the art of appreciation but unknowingly she developed my eye for photography.  

so today and every day, i envelope her with all the love she has placed in my heart since the day i was born.

happy mother's day to my one and only.