Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Tears

is what i'm shedding right now. My son just said 1 1/2 words tonight. He pointed at my virtual facebook panda and signed and spoke "baby". He said; "b-ba-baby". After that He saw a picture of a balloon and said; "b-ba-balll". Half of a word but it still counts.

I cant believe it. He WILL talk. He's going to talk !!!!!!!

I'm pretty sure I am the happiest person in the world right now.

I took these with my webcam shortly after;

My little man is the greatest thing in my life.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lovecraft in Brooklyn

Around this time of year we gather with friends and family and are supposed to give thanks. We live in a world where it is easy to take life for granted. It's easy to think you have a rough life, or a bad day even.

You are alive and healthy. Be thankful for that.

If you have kids kiss them right now and tell them how much they mean to you. My son helps me realize everyday how wonderful of a life I have with him in it. His disability isnt a disability at all but its a part of him and we intend on letting the world know that. Besides normal is overrated.

(turn the captions on) you will cry. But sometimes it takes powerful images to make us see things we take for granted.

This is why I am behind and in front of a camera.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Space Intentionally Left Blank

Being woken up at 4am by a little blonde guy who took too long of a nap earlier in the day wasnt pleasant. He finally went back to sleep around 7 in my bed. Slept until 10. I was woken up by a text that made me smile.

Grabbed my camera and shot Aidan sleeping and waking up. I dont think i'll ever see anything more beautiful in my life. I cried.

Ordered Rodinal today. Develop next weekend. Shooting the last 9 frames Tuesday morning of a new development in my life that makes me happy... I cant wait.

I'm off to North Carolina next week... it just wont be the same without the old motivation to drive down there anymore.

Come on and raise up doesnt have the same ring to it anymore....

The real Lauren - image by me 35mm