back to heros and contrasts

and back to jeanie changing my life… is a person with an amazing soul and so much talent but without the one basic sense that my whole life and future career revolves around…..without the ability to see light.

i have never had a friend who was blind before. so i have so many questions that i found it almost hard to talk at all…..but she is so much more than a blind person….and yet i imagine she has to educate the ignorant sighted folk all the time. so i didn’t want to be another one who can’t see beyond the obvious……

but that is just it……seeing and sight comes up in almost every sentence….one of the first things i said to her was, “this room has really good light,” and she said, “i finally changed the light-bulbs after so many people complained about them being burnt out.”

but the lights weren’t on, I was talking about the windows…..

and that was just the beginning.

this is jeanie

gennie is a massage therapist. she works at a fancy health club in novato and practices on her own clients in her home, in petaluma. meeting gennie changed my life.

slowing down

This is a continuation of a portrait project I worked on for The Dance Palace, a community center in Pt Reyes, California, before I went to London. They added more people to the list for me to photograph so I spent a day taking portraits.

It felt good to be more confident with my portraits….I followed the steps: research the subjects, arrive early, look for good light, set the camera settings properly, compose carefully and have great portraits in 10 minutes.

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