Sunday
May122019

« Romantic Interludes (Fifteen Years Baby!) »

New photos who dis? Greetings from Austin, Texas y’all! Quite a few life changes have occurred for me since I last posted here but drum roll please…..today is the 15 year anniversary of your waitress. FIFTEEN YEARS! I can’t believe it was that long ago when I started strolling around Berkeley taking photos and trying to rekindle the creative part of my life. Three states and many rolls later I am still here. These were taken in my new neighborhood in Austin where I moved to last May. One on a sunny day and another in the rain.

I’m honestly not sure what to say today. I’m so proud of this project. It is my longest commitment to myself that I have made. I’ve taken several breaks and thought about moving on several times. But this is not just a photoblog or portfolio. It is me. It is the good, the bad and the what the hell was I thinking? parts of my life. It is a time capsule and every time I go back to explore I find out something new about myself.

I know now that I can do good work. Damn good sometimes. I also know that I can be lazy and too hard on myself. The act of getting out and taking pictures has honestly saved my sanity so many times. This is not just a hobby, it is my therapy. Art is so important because it allows us to look at the world and ourselves with unflinching eyes. Some people are great at talking things out, others can write it out. I can picture it. I can make you feel lonely, afraid or joyful. Just like I did when I took clicked the shutter.

My hope for all is that you have an outlet. You have a way to get through the bad times and boy haven’t we had a few of those these past few years? Create don’t hate. Find something that makes you happy and run with it.

I still love the magic of taking photographs with film cameras and I will be doing so for as long as I am able. Thank you as always for following along on the journey. I’m still amazed that anyone visits and how many wonderful friends I have met on this adventure. I am grateful to you all. Feel from to drop me a line or say hello at Twitter and Instagram where I share non-film photos as well.

With much love,

Valerie