The Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, was born on June 13, 1865. I am a few days late, but his birthday did not conveniently fall on a Monday and it’s all about my carefully orchestrated blog calendar, my friends. You are just going to have to work with me on this one. Now, back to the Yeats quote…

While we are a few days late celebrating his birthday, I did not forget him or this lovely quote. This quote is particularly meaningful to me because that is exactly how I see my photography subjects. It is almost as if some of these subjects are old friends, waiting patiently for me to recognize their presence. When the camera allows me to capture their unique beauty… the way I see that beauty ... Oh. My. GOODNESS! How I love what I do. Creating is the best job E-V-E-R! The world is indeed full of magic things.

I hope you take a few minutes today to appreciate something magical.


Since we are celebrating the birthday of Richard Avedon this month, I thought this quote was appropriate.

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As a creative, I think he captured my favorite part of the creative process. It is the part of the process when something wonderful happens in the execution of your vision that you have no control over and certainly never imagined in all your careful planning. It is almost like the muses take over and leave their "fingerprint" on the end result.