I just had a fantastic girls’ weekend up in Sonoma with some of my most favorite females and I didn’t take many photos at all.
It was so nice to be a part of the weekend, instead of documenting it.
But I couldn’t resist this photo of my wonderful friend Rebecca, who was wearing her apron, after making her famous meatballs, and enjoying some tea by the glowing American flag in the last sun of the day.
I am still excited about the renewed sense of Patriotism that people have found since the election of Obama. And while Rebecca did not necessarily mean to be the image of Renewed Patriotism for America, I feel like this photo symbolizes that for me.
I have been invited to be in a Valentine’s Day art show with the theme A Mended Heart, and I think this photo would be a good photo for that show, although I think I am going to put in the Nixon Chicks instead… same idea just more of it…
About the author paige green
Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.
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