"All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another persons
( or thing's ) mortality, vulnerability, mutability.
Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt."
The year 2014 is facing it's mortality. And I for one am ready to grieve it and leave it. What a dreadful, treacherous, mean spirited, devastating year it has been. So much sadness... so much loss. Most of it pointless. If I hadn't had my cameras, and my new McDillet friends, I don't know what I would have done. They make me smile. They make me laugh, and they remind me that there is something else to focus on besides grief, politics, and the negative forces in the universe! Isn't life odd and random sometimes?
While I have been a fan of Dylan McDermott's for years and years, I never knew how much he would come to mean to me. If not for him, and the fun I found through him, by way of the McDillet Babes, his devoted fans, and Daily McDermott, I would have rarely smiled at all this year! I will always be a little in love with him just for that, let alone all the million or so other reasons, such as his kind heart, his generosity, and his warmth toward his fans. He is a very nice man.
Okay, so now I want to look back at a few photos that for one reason or another
didn't make it into an Ellipsis post, because they are lovely, and deserve to be seen!
The Unseen of 2014
The Dark Before The Storm
December 9th, 2014
October 1st 2014
December 27th 2014 Berkeley, Ca
The Witching Time
October 23rd 2014
Half Moon Bay, Ca
The Little Mushroom
December 7th 2014, Tilden Park, Berkeley, Ca
The Ride Along
December 8th 2014, San Leandro, Ca
The Peace Banner
December 9th 2014
December 16th 2014
December 17th, 2014
Community Center, Castro Valley, Ca
December 13th 2014
Tilden Park, Berkeley, Ca
December 9th, 2014
The Orinda Theater
December 23rd, 2014
Art heals... so does friendship! I am lucky enough to have both!