portraits of my boy

This one has been impossible to photograph lately. He will literally tell me to go away because he doesn’t want any pictures taken. Today I caught these faces. No, it wasn’t for the my camera at all. He was just enjoying one of his LEGO movies on Netflix. And he looked at me once, for half a second – I got that. Yay!

I needed these portraits. He is turning into a little man and I want to remember it all. And I want him to remember it all.

The other day he told me that being a photographer “is not very important”. Got a big laugh out of me. They don’t have a single filter, so they speak their mind. I told him it is very important to ME. Every job is important to the person that has chosen it. He is free to choose what is important for him but he can’t tell anyone their job/hobby/passion is not important. So he apologized and told me “being a photographer is very important mommy! but I want to be a firefighter, or a train driver, or… [the list goes on]”.

At least, I still have Alice. She loves taking pictures. We take turns, but her patience is very thin when it’s her turn in front of the camera, and somehow, neither of my kids can stand still for even just a second. They are lively to say the least. Wouldn’t want them any other way.
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Winter in California

While my Instagram and Facebook feed are populated with photos of snow as tall as I am, here in the Bay Area trees have been in bloom for a couple of weeks.
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A moment from last spring. She still loves going through photos and videos on my Canon.

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Give this girl bubbles and she’ll be happy. This afternoon she had a blast.

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Pentax 67 | Kodak Tri-X 400

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I like to sit alone

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pensive

Yesterday was overcast but warm. Perfect for a walk by the marina.

A kind stranger found the wallet I didn’t know I had dropped and contacted me. Thankful. This walk could have ended badly.
500CM-TriX400-432Hasselblad 500C/M | Kodak Tri-X 400

 

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hung up on tri-x

I really love this film stock.

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Canon A-1 | Kodak Tri-X 400

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There will be light.

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Canon A-1 | Kodak Tri-X 400

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Checking out the train schedule.

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Hasselblad 500C/M | Kodak Tri-X 400

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