LMA-Artisan

A release for my affinity of photography.

When the time comes to lay down pretense for grown up things, innocence dies, abandoned in the light...

O, to have a little house!
To own the hearth and stool and all!
The heaped-up sods upon the fire,
The pile of turf against the wall!
To have a clock with weights and chains
And pendulum swinging up and down!
A dresser filled with shining delph,
Speckled and white and blue and brown!
I could be busy all the day
Clearing and sweeping hearth and floor,
And fixing on their shelf again
My white and blue and speckled store!
I could be quiet there at night
Beside the fire and by myself,
Sure of a bed, and loath to leave
The ticking clock and the shining delph!
Och I but I'm weary of mist and dark,
And roads where there's never a house or bush,
And tired I am of bog and road,
And the crying wind and the lonesome hush!
And I am praying to God on high,
And I am praying Him night and day,
For a little house--a house of my own--
Out of the wind's and the rain's way.


Once Upon a Future

The Rungs to Childhood

Decayed Youth

Abandon Pretense 
"Cast off your cloak of protective pretense and step into the world of man."

Into the sea..threads of my watery dream

"Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls."
Khalil Gibran

Waterway

Traces of Civilization

Reeds

Oceanside 

Spray of the Sea

Seascape

Harmony

High Tide

Out to Sea

The Heat of the Day

"I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods."
~Wendell Berry

Tangled Web

Ponderation

Heart of the Tree God

Concrete Jungle

A Day on the Bay

Run Aground

Visitation

Visitation

Visitation to the Shore

Visitation to the Sea

The Dying Light

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Tinted Enamoration

The Dying Light

To Pass the Time

Vulnerable

Vintage

Tears of the Dead

For the Love of Color...

"The evening light of dying summer, just when fall starts to bathe the world in golden sunsets."


Pinwheel 

Blurmotion

The Vanity of Puppets

The Flame

Autumn

The Defeat of Green

Silhouette

The Sun God

The Sun Goddess

Photography...

✰→"You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it." ~Author Unknown
✰→"The question is not what you look at, but what you see." ~ Henry David Thorea
✰→"No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film." ~Robert Adam
✰→"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." ~Eudora Welty
✰→"The camera can photograph thought." ~Dirk Bogarde
✰→"No photographer is as good as the simplest camera." ~Edward Steichen
✰→"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." ~Ansel Adams
✰→"The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer." ~Author Unknown
✰→"A photograph is memory in the raw." ~Carrie Latet
✰→"A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety." ~Ansel Adams
✰→"I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help." ~Ruth Bernhard
✰→"I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature." ~Wynn Bullock

About Me:

"You are who you believe you are." - C.S. Lewis

Surfing. Summer. Yoga. Dark chocolate. Greenpeace. Music. Earth. Running. Hula Hooping. Hanging out. Movies. Art. Fairy tales & fables. Star gazing. Painting. The sky. Cupcakes. Trains. Fashion. Dancing.Vintage. Cuddling. The sun. Clouds. Blue coconut slushes. Blowing bubbles. Flip flops. Goldfish crackers. Warm concrete. Palm trees. The Gulf. Honey bees. Bananas. Summer wind. Flying kites. Texas. Fishing. Watermelon. Surf shops. Sunsets. Water. Waves. Afternoon naps. Sand. Sea shells. Sea gulls. Photographs. Beach towels. Hibiscus. Long drives. Open windows. Sea foam. Messy hair. Kisses. To do lists. Sushi. Artsy crafts. White gummi bears. Skateboarding. Storms. Incense. Night. Biking. Climbing trees. Haiti. Playing in the rain. Dragon flies. Meditating. Singing. Doing nothing. Cleaning. Green living. Camping. Piano. Cooking. Learning. Healthy junk. Volley ball. Swimming. Reading. Pan pipes. Tennis. Recycling. Zero waste. Soft ball. Animals. Concerts. Service. Basketball. Writing. Family. Friends. Love. Happiness. Will, my lover.