Testing, testing. Guessing this thing is on, but I'm sure I'll find out.
Chase Jarvis said "We learn through telling stories. We remember events through a story." That's what I intend for this blog to be. A story. Your story, my story, a story of all of us. It will probably get off track, and might be pointless sometimes, but that is how life works.
My story is a long one, like everybody's. As long as I can remember, my grandmother, Dorothy, always had a camera in her hands. She took photos of everything. She documented her story visually through her calligraphy and photography. I really learned from that. I tried to write and do poetry. Didn't really work too well, so I turned to visual communication.
That inspiration changed very suddenly. I joined the military after getting outsourced from a very comfortable job. Three days into basic training, my grandmother had an aneurysm. Which caused 99 mini strokes shortly after. It left her unable to move her legs, and took her speech completely away. I was allowed to fly home to say goodbye, as they didn't think she would make it a few more days. She lived for 5 more years. The stress from the stroke caused me to fall away from photography. My heart wasn't in it anymore. I went to school, did the family thing, and didn't think about photography at all for a while.
A month after Dorothy passed, this video showed up on a tech site I was on:
I was re-hooked on photography. I purchased a digital camera the next day, and started taking photography seriously again. While its been another story on the back and forth that has gone on to get to where I am now, you have the basics.
Welcome to this blog and I hope you share comments and suggestions below.