"We have never been called to define God, we have been called to behold Him." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

Moment in Time Photography - Blog

April 20, 2009

My little Owen Bean is sick...or something. He's just not right. The poor little guy fell asleep on the floor at MOPS. He rarely falls asleep anywhere but his crib. So to have him pass out right there on the floor at my feet with all the commotion was a little strange. We got home and he went right to bed again (even stranger!). Here's hoping it's just a cold. It's no fun when my little ones are not feeling right. I want so much to make them better.

This week,the i heart faces theme is self-portrait and it is so neat to see the people who are normally behind the camera. I've noticed that there are certain blogs I read and I had no idea at all what the person looked like. I mean, I came up with a pictue in my head, based on the pictures they have taken and the words they have written, but in MANY cases, that picture is no where near close to what they actually look like.

I have enjoyed getting to *see* people without actually seeing them. (If that makes sense to anyone but me!) It is very neat. I think so often we let what people look like influence who we think they are, and it's so not right. That's one thing I really appreciate about blogging: You can get to know someone and get a sense of *who* they are before ever seeing what they look like.

That's one reason I like photography so much. I can look a tpictures someone has taken and get a sense of what makes them *tick*, the things that they value and that are important to them. It's amazing the things that come through in pictures.

"I have noticed that i photographic portraits, the artist's feelings about the subject shine through. Often the beauty and prejudices of the photographer show more in the photo than the subject itself."

~Eve Schell

"A photographer's work is given shape and style by his personal vision. It is not simply technique, but the way he looks at life and the world around him."

~Pete Turner

1 comment:

Courtney and the Boys said...

Oh my gosh.......I love this post! Not that I love that Owen is sick...poor little fella, but I love what you had to say about seeing people's pictures. I love getting to "know" people in the blog world first and then seeing their pics. Too often we just pre-judge someone on how they look, and that is just so wrong! It's what's inside that counts! You put it so well! :)

Hope Owen's feeling better soon!