February 17, 2011 is my Daughter Christine’s Birthday
So I’m taking the liberty to post my video tribute to my Fav Girl, my little Sk8rGurl
Christine’s an ice hockey player, actress, redhead , comedian, “copper top” , friend, life saver, photographer, … Daughter
The video is just a glimpse.
Happy Birthday Christine!
It was the summer of 2005. My Daughter and her three girlfriends had recently graduated from high school and were off to four different colleges.
My Daughter asked me to photograph the girls and I knew that it would be an opportunity never to come again. I could see that this was a slice of time captured and that no one could predict their futures.
It’s now almost four years later and the girls will be graduating from college this year. I’d love to take this picture of them now, but that won’t happen.
People lose touch. Horizons call us and we follow.
This is why I am a photographer. I want to remind people.
Girlfriends have a bond that we men will never get to experience.
I had the opportunity snap a few images of Sk8rGurl and her soon-to-be college roommate about a year ago. These all happened in a matter of seconds, but the feeling I get when I see them is incredible.
There is a certain truth that a photograph captures. It lets us all catch up and experience the moments we might otherwise have missed. And that my friend would have been a real shame.
About four years ago, I got a new camera and as with any new gear I get, I called on my fav model. So out to the driveway we went to capture a few images. And a new nick name was born when I saw the shirt she was wearing.
By the way, I don’t actually call my Daughter “Sk8rGurl”. That even makes it stranger that I use it in all my posts. But Sk8rGurl rules! all the same.
In addition to being a wonderful actress, Sk8rGurl, my fav model is an ice hockey player. I guess that’s a funny mix until you realize how much both mean to her
I wanted to add a new look to my portraits and collages so I made a call to my fav model – Sk8rGurl, my Daughter for some poses that would look good with a grungier border.