My affinity for magazine photo assignments has escalated into a full blown love affair. I find myself sneaking into my office at 2am to finish editing and polishing those images so they will fly off of the printed pages.
And I am a cheap date: magazine editorial rates can pay for a few books, but hardly enough to help with college tuition for my three offspring.
But if truth be told, I do this because I repeatedly fall in love with some of the subjects. I never know when it will hit me, and it is a random thing. The way a hand brushes lint from a skirt, a pause in a spoken sentence, a flip of an attitude, a squeal of glee, one sarcastic comment.
I go home, download the images, and BAM. I am in love.
Here are a few people who have had that effect on me. There are more tucked away on external hard drives, but I snagged a few here because, well, I love to think about what they bring to the world, one small gesture at a time.
(See if you can guess who each person is. Scroll your cursor over each image for the answer.)
A girl living happily on a commune:
A beer maker and a building restorer:
A folding bicycle maker:
The Littlest Cowboy In Frenchglen, Oregon:
An indie movie maker:
A redneck bar stool philosopher:
A bookstore owner:
An architect with a penchant for the drawing outside of the box:
Two crusty miners in Plush, Oregon:
A TV and movie star caster:
A Shakespeare Theater lover:
A lovely creative force who conceived of The Girl Effect:
A bread maker:
A chocolate shop owner:
A mean ass goalie:
An environmental visionary: