Sweeeeet 16!

We should celebrate when children have one foot in each world, childhood and adulthood. There is no one brightline that actually demarks that moment. But there are a series of small and not so small moments. One is your birthday. It’s a moment. When you’re young, it’s a big deal. When you’re older, it’s mostly not. But in between, we shouldn’t be so eager to move children to adulthood. Personally, there are more than a few times I’d trade with a 5 year old, or even my 19 year old self, any day of the week.

Sweet 16 candle lighting

Sweet 16 candle lighting

So a party to acknowledge that moment - that fleeting moment - is a good thing. It’s to celebrate this very moment. A moment where your child is in both worlds and not fully in either.

The lady in red!

The lady in red!

Celebrate life. Enjoy it. Enjoy your children. They will be grown and flown soon enough.

Flowers by  Lotus Petals , Maplewood NJ

Flowers by Lotus Petals, Maplewood NJ

The cake by  The Able Baker  - and it’s gluten free!

The cake by The Able Baker - and it’s gluten free!

My Office - Revisited

Years ago, I worked in the city. Here, the city meant NYC. I traveled thru Grand Central Terminal. Which is both a station and a terminal. Station, because trains pass thru it and terminal because trains start and stop there. Here’s an early photograph I made circa 1990s.

GCT B&W

MyOffice Can be Personal

When you are a photographer - everything, on some level, is your office. You see at things differently. People look. Photographers see. Even on vacation, I am looking for images. Sometimes to sell. Sometimes to share. And when you find yourself in an 'office' like this one, well, you can't beat the view.

The view from Nauset Beach on Cape Cod

The view from Nauset Beach on Cape Cod