In the days prior to our session Rosie and I had talked extensively about the day we were to meet up. Usually when it comes to setting up a shoot things like money, time and travel are the key things covered. Rosie on the other hand was full of questions and interested in every aspect of what we were doing. She wanted to know everything from the amount of time we’d be shooting and how many pictures were taken in a session on average to how long I’d been taking pictures and what was the driving force in me wanting to become a photographer. She was quite the inquistive one and that made me happy. Rosie has been learning and practicing yoga for years and is eager to teach it. This was a big plus for me considering the pictures and concept are part of an ongoing series I mentioned in my last blog post. Through ‘Mind, Body, Spirit’ I hope to connect the things that elements that bring us closer to our core and our sole. Yoga, along with practices such as meditation, tai chi amongst others. I hope to continue learning and growing as this project continues. Thanks to Rosie for participating and opening her heart about something that means so much to her. If anyone is interested in participating in this project you can easily comtact me through the blog. Thanks, JD
It’s hard to believe I let an entire month go by without posting anything. It’s not that I haven’t been doing creative things with my spare time. It just seems like there is less and less of it. As of late I’ve taken on too many responsibilities and tasks. I’ve stretched myself thin and in a sense lost touch with the things that are most important to me. Who knows, maybe I’m just finding more things that are important. Perhaps my interests have shifted. I’ve started work on a new project called “Mind, Body, Spirit” which is very personal to me. In recent years I’ve been searching for that inner peace that has eluded me for most of my life. To love myself as much as I love everyone else and to find a balance in life. I’ve become a bit more spiritual. A bit more motivated to do more with my life. To be a person of merit and to make a difference in my community and in the lives of the people around me. This can be tough at times. It’s not hard to get caught up in the anger, indifference and carelessness that we encounter every day. Finding that peace and that core. It doesn’t happen in a day, a year or maybe even a lifetime. It’s continuos I guess. It’s almost 2:00 and I’m starting to go off track. The images posted in this entry are the start of the project. They were exhibited at Soho Photo Gallery during the month of May. Thanks to those who came down for the opening. That meant a lot to me.