Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Much news, just nothing photography or camera-related, so I've refrained from blogging the dull details of my life during the holidays. I shouldn't say dull -- as usual, between work, sports, school, hobbies, and the endless holiday parties it's a wonder I can remember my own name...! It's Nick, right?

To be honest I've not been shooting at all lately, vacation photos notwithstanding -- I'm in one of my periodic uninspired slumps, at least where photography is concerned. And we know I never get any darkroom work done in December because it's a Christmas present staging area. Not that I need to be out in a freezing-cold garage right now! Yikes.

So sad to hear that Ruth Berhnard died, she was without question my all-time favorite photographer. I always asked about her whenever I talked with Scott Nichols, who has an extensive collection of her work. The last time I talked with him he relayed that she said she was spending her time more 'horizontal than vertical lately', so I have been half-expecting the sad news for a while. She will be missed. She did live a long and full life, and left behind a legacy of wonderful images and words that touched many. Would that I grow old as gracefully and with as much spirit!

As for you, dear readers, thank you for visiting and for all your emails, I wish you the best of the holiday season and a joyous New Year!