Friday, May 22, 2009
the art of photography.
Happy weekend my dear sweets. Thankyou all for your lovely messages this week, its fabulous to be back in the studio and sharing our daily adventures with you.
Talking of adventures, whilst we had been away sailing, but very deserving parents took a much needed trip and explored the beauty of France. My mum was in photography heaven....
Growing up my parents had this big huge SLR camera with the longest lens you had ever seen. We grew up with my mum hiding in the background, her camera angled and her lens ready to take that "perfect" shot of us. Back in the day of film, you just couldn't be snap happy like you can be these days. It was an artform, my mum had perfected it.
I think as a kid I always wanted to play with the camera, although of course, I never think I actually did. It would have been far to precious for my little curious hands. And when I think back to all of our family functions I can see mum (and sometimes dad too) posed ready with the camera waiting, waiting, waiting for that perfect shot of us or cousins, friends and the occasional animal too. I have learnt so much from my dear mum, she is the queen of presentation and the art of secret photo taking. I admire her so much.
When my parents gave me my first SLR as a christmas gift many years ago, they released all my curiosities and its funny how the little things you parents do can influence you so much. I now too, hide in the background, lenses ready, waiting, waiting waiting. Sometimes its scary to know that your turning into your parents, but somehow oh so very lovely as well.
Happy weekend gorgeous friends.