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There are so many kinds of images. I’ve been photographing for the Kingman Park Boys & Girls Club for the past few months, and I’m starting to learn the images that I need to take to satisfy their needs, figuring out how to take the images I want to take, and sometimes discovering images that were gifted to me. I feel grateful for those images. They help me to grow into a way of seeing. It’s a process of trying a lot and missing a lot and really really appreciating when you get, at least what feels like it to you, something that sits. I may hate this picture tomorrow, but today I like it, and I feel like I can say that without pride because I didn’t take it this way on purpose.
Sally Mann says a similar thing in a more eloquent way: “At times it is difficult to say exactly who makes the pictures. Some are gifts to me from my children — gifts that come in a moment as fleeting as the touch of an angel’s wing. I pray for that angel to come to us…”
The Green Machine’s Championship Game
Silver Spring, MD
Cheerleader at the Championship Game
Silver Spring, Maryland
Cheerleading Practice at Kingman Park Boys & Girls Club
Kingman Park Boys and Girls Club
Oxen Creek Clean-up outside THEARC in Southeast Washington, D.C.
An impromptu creek clean-up at THEARC’s fall festival.
Sort of surreal.
I met David while he was birdwatching in Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in NE D.C. He grew up in South America and has also traveled extensively through Asia and Africa. Before he retired he was a geologist and an international affairs consultant. He said the best time to see birds is early in the day. In Kenilworth, most of the birds we saw were egrets, blue herons, and…Canada geese.
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, D.C.
I’m not really a sports person, but I love shadows
Hoop Dreams at the Boys and Girls Club.
I’m working on photos for their website, which is lovely because their building is actually in my neighborhood. On top of that, I like going there—It has such a good vibe. There’s nothing like a well-loved hub with lots of hustle and bustle.