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::whirlwind weekend::

Coming back to work on Monday is always difficult. But coming back from an exciting weekend can seem almost painful. We had a crazy trip to one of my favorite places, New York City, this past weekend and actually drove up and back the entire way. Despite only having two days in the city, it was well worth the trip. Visiting friends, dinner in Little Italy, touring the Met, riding the subway, a little shopping and lots of walking were part of our weekend activities.

I even squeezed a mini shoot of our gracious Brooklyn hosts in and I can’t wait to show you the rest of their photos. Here’s a shot to begin with.

Aren’t they gorgeous? And those smiles are entirely genuine. This is one happy family.

The shots below are from one of my absolute favorite parts of NY- China town and Canal street. Most people think I’m crazy but I absolutely love the culture, people, crowds, and chaos that exists in this neighborhood. I took these with my iphone which was my faithful companion the entire two days. I ran the battery dry taking hundreds of street photos. I love NY!


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::family(part 17)history::

It’s kind of hard to believe but my Grandparent’s anniversary is quickly approaching.  I’ve been blessed in the past few months with lots of photography opportunities to keep me busy but this has pushed back some of my personal work.

A few weeks ago I went to my Grandma’s again and swiped a few more old photos. I’m hoping to finish up the photoshop projects this week and get the book designed and sent of to be printed by next week. Praying these summer days don’t fly by… although I am expecting they most likely will.

This piece is one of my favorites as it turned out to be such a clear photograph of my Grandparents and Uncle at his high school graduation.  It also seemed to pair perfectly with this photograph I took down in Georgia last spring.

I was a quick wit boy
Diving too deep for coins
All of your street light eyes
Wide on my plastic toys
Then when the cops closed the fair
I cut my long baby hair
Stole me a dog-eared map
And called for you everywhere

Have I found you, Flightless Bird;
Jealous, weeping?
Or lost you, American Mouth;
Big Pill, looming?

Now I’m a fat house cat
Nursing my sore, blunt tongue
Watching the warm poison rats
Crawl through the wide fence cracks
Pissing on magazine photos
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold and clean
Blood of Christ mountain stream

Have I found you?, Flightless Bird;
Grounded, bleeding?
Or lost you, American Mouth;
Big Pill, stuck going down

-Sam Beam

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::family(part 4)history::

Who left you so?
Who left you so?
Who left you so?

Striking a match for the keyhole
Dark as the evening laid
When he left you all alone

Turning to fade through the sawgrass
Tall as the only love
That you’ll ever really know

Who left you so?
Who left you so?
Who left you so?

Grace is a gift for the fallen dear
You’re an angry blade and you’re brave
But you’re all alone

Turning a shade of an angel born
In a bramble ditch when the doors
Of heaven closed

-Sam Beam


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