playing dress up with her

This first image, the lights behind her, are from my disco ball. The sun hit the ball at the end of the shoot. The photos with the disco ball ended up being of my favorites. Some images below, are fake disco ball I edited in for the fun of it. I had a shoot with this…

how to pull off being single…

Well, here i go again. We were together for about 7 months. Not very long- But it was very powerful. Of course we met when i had to deal with incredible pain-i needed my neck fused. I was on steroids (i HATE steroids) that made me crazy & FAT (i HATE getting FAT more). I…

The Gift

In a packed Sanctuary, Destin was bar mitzvahed. Destin blew us all away. Near the end of the service, he read his speech, that he had written by himself, to all of us. Personally, I had no idea that this 13 year old was so brilliant & so far more mature than any 13 year…

a string of broken hearts

oh, we all have them. We all have our first love & we have all had our hearts broken. When we fall in love, it feels like our hearts have grown larger. Some of us have loved only once, others have loved many times. To love…is to trust. Some of us have given our hearts…

Sloss Furnace on a Sunday afternoon

Sloss Furnace…i was told in 1993 that it is a Birmingham (Alabama) landmark that everyone should see. In 1995, i bought a house & got a job that took me past Sloss Furnace twice a day for two years. Did i visit? No. People promised to take me, but it didn’t happen, until i met…

last night changed everything.

  i’ve tried, countless times, to explain what it is like to be a mom to my teenager daughters. i try to tell them what it feels like when they walk out the front door. i tell them they are taking a part of my heart with them when they walk out that door. nothing…

as an artist, i am…

…isolated, most of the time. Art is a lonely profession, but it also gives me a lot of time to live in my own head. Sometimes to shut it up, i sleep. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day. So i am thinking of him. i think he wouldn’t be happy with us (humans), our…

Quicksilver

i LOVE his silver toes…all six of them. he is so hard to photograph because when i try to take a photo, he just walks up to me & wraps himself around my legs.

my father called me last night…

and he said, “Hi, are you home? Will you be there for a while?” (i was in my jammies, & it was about 7:30pm-ish, the only place i had planned on going was to sleep.) But there was something in his tone of voice that seemed…different, so i kind of panicked,”Is something wrong?!” “No…i should…

what love looks like

“Intimacy creates understanding…and understanding creates love” ~Anaïs Nin, Author why i love this photo…a father’s comforting hand, the smiling babe & the mother looks to the father, in joy. the baby is one on the day this photo was taken. her name is Anaïs Joy.