We celebrated our 5th year of Texas Life back around mid-June. A milestone that prompted me to look through the many TtV shots I’ve made so far here in Central Texas, picking out these 9 faves.
That simple exercise got me thinking about photography and kismet.
Fate, I believe, is a more powerful force than luck.
What’s the famous quote about luck? Samuel Goldwyn said “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” He was right. Being prepared is always an advantage.
Luck runs out. Fate doesn’t.
Fate is always peeking around a corner. In your face. Even if you don’t recognize it, fate’s knocking on your door. Tapping you on the shoulder. Fate is the wrong turn you made. The person you met. Fate is the walk you took.
Years of looking through a viewfinder has taught me much, but the one thing I know for certain is magical photos are made when least expected.
Sometimes, kismet happens.
Faves from the past year.
Among photographers, I’m sure this is not uncommon – at the end of each year, I take a look back at my body of work and pick out the photos I like most.
My choices may be due to a particular memory, maybe the composition, or the planning that went into a particular photo. It could be the happenstance, the color, or perhaps the light. Maybe it’s the mood or a good story.
For those reasons and more, this group of shots – and a few others – are my favorites for 2019 – please, take a peek at my year-end gallery.
Five of my favorite black and white film photographers on Instagram.
There is so much talent out there!
I’ll be using this platform for sharing some of the artists I come across on social media, people whose work I find compelling.
To kick it off, here are five photographers whose work I see regularly from my Dog Bone Soup IG account. Give them a visit, give them a follow.
> Roberto Gandolfi (@robganda)
> Dikal (@dikalphoto)
> David Johnston (@davidjohnston_diana)
> Liz Potter (@lizpotterphotography)
> Sophie Caretta (@sophiecaretta)