My very wise Uncle Stanley once told me, "Sometimes you have to step down to step up, step back to step forward. Rewind". I had to step back from photography for a bit but I am now ready to step forward.
While driving across the Brooklyn Bridge recently I noted that there were hundreds of locks attached to the beams along the walkway. Curious to find out more I consulted the internet and discovered that these locks are part of a phenomenon that began in Europe. Couples initialed padlocks and attached them to public places, mostly bridges, then tossed the key into the waters below. This act, symbolizing everlasting love! Wow, I thought what a great idea. I returned to the bridge sometime later to see these locks up close and carried my own lock with me. I was intrigued by the variety of locks and their inscriptions. I took out my black Sharpie marker and wrote "T.M. PHOTO" on my lock, secured it to a post and tossed the key into the East River below symbolizing my everlasting love of photography.
I am back to photography now more inspired than before and ready to take those oh so important shots of people, their events, their lives. Photographs are among the most important possessions we can have. They connect us to a time or place that we can never revisit in quite the same way. They are our connection to our past, our present, our future. They tell the story of who we were, who we are, where we have been and what we have done. Photographs tell the story of life and I am committed to helping others tell their story one picture at a time.
I am locked in love with photography!