I recently crossed paths with members of ITO and the Moonlight Hippies in Easton, PA at VegFest 2020. VegFest is a street fair that features food and music. I already had plenty of images of food and now I needed music. Unfortunately, the band was only just setting up and not scheduled to play for nearly an hour. I chatted with them and they were extremely cool and proceeded to give me a preview!
Their music was great and I highly recommend catching them if you can.
Well, it’s 2020, and 9/11 has come and gone once again. I’ve visited the lights and shapes that commemorate 9/11 at Liberty State Park several times. People ask me why I go back more than once. “Don’t I see the same thing every time I go?” Never. This year was special.
Maybe it was because it’s the year of COVID 19 and a pandemic. Maybe it’s because the weather was beautiful this year on 9/11 – just like our weather was on 9/11/01. Maybe it’s because I’ve always lived in the NY/NJ area my entire life. Maybe it’s because I’m a member of my local fire department. Maybe it’s because I love creating images. Maybe it’s because of something else…
There’s steel from the World Trade Centers on display in many places including the Greenwich Emergency Squad right here in Stewartsville, NJ. Every time I see it, it gives me chills and goosebumps. I start to think of what this steel must have gone through to look like this. Then I think of what all the people that were in or under the towers must have gone through. Then I think of the families of the survivors…
The NYC sky line is what I’m drawn to first. Even though it’s very familiar to me, it hold a special importance. But this year I also wanted to create some images to put a spiritual connection to what happened here.
It felt soooo good to have a dancer in front of my camera again. My Spring is normally filled with recitals but not in Covid 2020.
Lucy’s mom said this was the first year she was on the dance competition team and was so looking forward to her recital. She had all the outfits and wanted some nice photographic memories. I don’t blame her.
When Lucy started posing in her first costume, she said it was from the Dalmations. I said “Oh your a dog? Let’s see you beg?” And this is the adorable pose she did for me
From there the cuteness went even higher if that’s even possible!
Then we settled into the session and went for more candids and artistic poses. I love this one!
Lucy and her Mom left with many great images they will treasure forever.
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