Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..
I continue to plod methodically along on my book project. Just editing through and scanning my huge negative archive is a monumental task in itself. I woke up early and got caught up with all my online courses – hard to believe this semester is rapidly coming to an end. The next two weeks are going to be hectic to say the least with final exams, projects and averaging/posting grades for all my courses. I spent 2 hours scanning more negatives for the book today.
Its funny how the pictures don’t lie. The photographs I’ve taken over the past 30 years tell it all. They tell a story. These pictures of my family, friends and environments has given me deeper insight and clarity. The more I work on this project, the better I understand myself and the people that shared and impacted my life.
Adam at Atlantic Beach / Amberlei holding Andei 1992
Even though I’ve been divorced (more than once) many of my images show good, positive and loving relationships. Sure there were some tough, heartbreaking times, however, there was also a great deal of fun, love and joy and that’s what I want to remember and savor about the past.
Shadow Portrait of Stacy, Andei and I, 1992
I hope to continue learning from the mistakes and difficult times of the past, but not dwell or let them eat away at me. It’s time to move on once and for all – enjoy the present moment, my children, extended family and wonderful friends. This book of photographs and journal entires is a cathartic journey and hopefully will communicate a story that readers can relate to and possibly learn from.
Adam and his B B Gun, 1994