Tuesday, June 1, 2010
3 Ways to Love Life (According to a Young Photographer)
If my little girl can do it, surely I can take a minute and look around. All of a sudden, I find extraordinary things to love. I appreciate my surroundings instead of moving through them like they are mere inconveniences on my way to where I'm going.
2. Look closely at your subject and be patient. (You may have to hunch down and look completely ridiculous) She's not self-conscious about this act of observing her world. Who cares what friends think? She's living with flair whether anybody thinks it's weird. She passed up pie and shopping to stay there and get this shot. She knew where the real joy was.
Do you know how many feet pictures my daughter takes? She loves her feet, she loves shoes, and she loves that one toe of pink nail polish left over from last month's kitchen beauty parlor afternoon.
Photos courtesy of Lauren Kooistra and Rachel Schrock.