"Southern Living" magazine | Orpheum Theatre

February 2012 | Southern Living magazine
Tennessee Living section | Page 1
Canon 1Ds

Today I simply want to share that an image of mine appears in the "Southern Living" magazine in the "Tennessee Living" section of the February 2012 issue. The theater is the Orpheum and is located in Memphis, TN. I was proud of this image and others when I shot them and to now have one published in a national magazine really makes me feel awesome! Here is a link to Shouthern Living and a link to the Orpheum Theatre.



"The Dance"
iPhone 4 | Photoshop

"Chained To Play, And Forgotten"
iPhone 4 | Photoshop
This morning, after taking the kids to school, I stopped by the lake. It was absolutely beautiful with a series of clouds passing through and the blue sky just trying to get a peek at the scene that I was observing. This was an unplanned visit, so all I had with me was my iPhone. No worries. I can use it.

Both of the shots I am sharing give me a similar feeling. It kind of takes me back to my youthful days. Not that I'm old, just a little past getting by with being young to most people. I felt a little sorry for the subjects in the images. It was like they were on the brink of letting go and having a good time, yet the opportunity had not yet arrived!

"The Dance" is, to me, so similar to high school. That moment when there are two teens standing beside there friend, each wanting the other to be more chivalrous and ask the friend to dance. It's typical behavior for the teens, but in the end it's the threat that someone is going to feel a little hurt or uncomfortable.

"Chained To Play, And Forgotten" makes me think of the swing itself. Put there for the amusement of children and glad to be there for that reason. Unfortunately, along with the gift of play comes the reality of existence. When there are no children to play with and when the weather is at it's worst, the swing must remain there. Nobody to comfort or to even hear the silent complaints. Sadly, there isn't even anyone who thinks of the swing when they are not there to use it.

Yes, the images are beautiful on the outside, just as situations can be that you may come across in your life. Watching a high school dance or thinking how peaceful the quiet playground seems. Just don't forget the heart of the matter while a casual observer because there are always multiple points-of-view!

OK. Now I'll lighten up a bit!