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My Pictures

For those of you that are following this blog, and/or know me well you know that I love taking pictures.

A passion and hobby that I took up due to a person in my past {but that is another story}, he was a photographer, and friend, very gifted, but sadly I don’t think he has picked up his camera in some time…dare I say decades? But I will forever be grateful to him as he taught me a lot and gave me the photography “bug.”

I would like to think I am talented, but in todays day- n- age of digital photography combined with software applications- few people can screw up, and anyone really can become a photographer- or at least good at picture taking.

I think  it really comes down to a personal connection between the picture and viewer.

How you see the world.

This connection becomes your inspiration, the ‘muse’ for the taker, and the pull for the buyer/viewer.

For me, each picture I take is about how I see the world, and as I have a tendency to view everything differently from most  I have discovered that people either love or hate my photos… they have a tendency to evoke deep emotion, both positive and negative.

Recently I have decided that I really need to catalog my pictures, log them with year, place and thought. This task that is not simple, as I have thousands of pictures to go through, but what surprises me is my hesitation to delete some of them, even the really REALLY bad ones.  Part of my creative mind wants to hold onto them, make some sort of blurred art concept of the bad ones- silly really, why can’t I just press that delete button?

As I go over my pictures, I can see my emotions, when I am happy, sad or angry. Others may not be able to notice, but I certainly do, also I see the improvements, the subtle tells, and I smile. Change and growth after all are important parts of life.

My pictures….a wonderful journey of my past and present…and certainly my future!

Feet- Tilly Rivers


So excited: Photo Book coming soon!

I’m truly excited about the creation of a photo book! My good friend Koren Arthur is going to put the words to my pictures, that will be fun, she is amazing with words, tongue-in-cheek one liners that make you think, smile or completely laugh, yes- out loud. ~smiles~

As I have so many pictures, I have asked her to pick the ones that ‘speak’ to her, a daunting task no doubt, as you see we are only picking about 200 photos, hell my Facebook albumsalone  have 8+ albums of more than 200 pictures each.

I love this pic!

It truly is an addiction you know, once you get the passion for taking pictures, once you discover that ‘hey’ I’m pretty good, and then others say: “Wow Tilly, this is amazing!”

That’s so awesome, as we all know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so for me it is truly mind-blowing that what you have captured; that piece of beauty,  not only speaks to you, but to others as well.

I have no idea yet what the title of the book will be, but I’m sure it will make itself known when the time is right.

Love & Hugs