dallas preteen photographer – honoring a moment, remembering a weekend

So as you might remember from a post a few weeks back I went to a photography workshop down in Round Top, TX.  For all you photographers out there – it was JINKY and it was phenomenal!  I can’t express enough how much I enjoyed it.  I actually hope to do a much larger post on this amazing weekend in a week or two – but for now I had to post these few that I came across.  At this workshop myself and 12 other photographers soaked up valuable info, participated on creative and fun shoots and watched Barb Uil (an amazing photographer and teacher) ‘do her thang’.  I can’t wait to share more about it.

At the end of the workshop, Barb challenged some of us to come up with a concept shoot on our own for the last day and run with it.  So myself and 2 of my roommates decided to step up to the plate and be directors for this.  We brainstormed the evening before the shoot and then we remembered what the next day was going to be.  We would be doing this shoot on 9.11.11.  So of course we wanted to find something that represented, remembered and honored this day.  Sunday 9.11.11 arrived, we had a short window of about 15min for the shoot, light was bright and there were 12 photogs trailing behind us.  Our wonderful model and our simple but beautiful ‘prop’ showed up and somehow it all just worked.  The simplicity of it was exactly what we wanted.

To me these images represent, the solemn remembrance of this terrible day.  Yet I hope for them to also show the praise and gratitude we have for the heroes that surfaced on that day and many days after.  Lastly, an image set to show how we should all look back with great respect, to honor those who gave their lives on September 11, 2001.  Never forget.

girl wrapped in flag remembering september 11young preteen girl celebrates and honors heros on 9.11young girl embraces the american flag and remembers 9.11“September 11 was, and remains, above all an immense human tragedy. But September 11 also posed a momentous and deliberate challenge not just to America but to the world at large. The target of the terrorists was not only New York and Washington but the very values of freedom, tolerance and decency which underpin our way of life.” Tony Blair

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