While photographs may not lie, Lewis Hine
liars may photograph.
(American – Documentary Photographer /September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940)
Holidays and Celebrations:
European Day of Languages
– European Union
Save Your Photos Day
– Last Saturday in September
Fall colours are starting to bloom across the trees showing us how beautiful letting go can be as they prepare for the cold winter.
It’s a great time to have family photos done at any of the wonderful outdoor parks. This morning I’ll be hiking through St Clair Conservation paths with my sister and our dogs. This afternoon I’ll be working at the Civic Centre Gardens in London taking family photos for a good friend and previous co-worker.
Tomorrow will be the first indoor church service at Strathroy United Church since COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in March 2020.
Lewis Hine – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Lewis_Hine
Jump to Documentary photography – Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing child labor laws in the United States.
We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.
~ Nathan Meyer Rothschild (English – Businessman September 16, 1777 – July 28, 1836)
Holidays and Celebrations: September 16, 2020
National Working Parents Day -USA
September 16th is my middle son’s birthday. He will always have a special part of my heart. It is so wonderful to watch now as he spends time with his daughter.
If you focus on the things you can’t do, you’ll destroy yourself.
Just remember everything you can do.
~ Giles Duley (British – Photographer Born: September 15, 1971)
Holidays and Celebrations: September 15
Day of Our Lady of Sorrows (Deň Panny Márie Bolestnej) – Slovakia
Focus on what you can do. During COVID-19 restrictions we’ve been isolated from friends and family. Churches have taken to the Internet with ZOOM and Facebook services. More people are using Messenger to see and talk with their loved ones. A second wave is predicted and perhaps starting as the USA-Canada border remains closed. So as Canadian Snowbirds heading towards the fall the leaves are changing colour; we may not be able to travel South to the USA and our usual Winter sunshine. But we can stay and watch the changing seasons at home with our family. Perhaps even enjoy the isolation that the blanket of snow will provide in the winter and cuddle a little closer to keep warm.
I still forgive him, because by doing what he did, he made it famous.
~ Alberto Korda (Cuban – Photographer September 14, 1928 – May 25, 2001)
Holidays and Celebrations:
Live Creative Day – USA
National Cream Filled Donut Day – USA
Our 2011 Cuba Vacation seems like another lifetime away. We went on the Havana Walking Tour with my sister, her husband, my son and his girl friend. Now my brother-in-law has passed, my daughter-in-law has separated from my son and we’ve been retired for almost 8 years. So if live works in 7 year cycles, it was another lifetime.
Eat a Cream filled Donut, do something creative and enjoy the day.
Statues and pictures and verse may be grand,
But they are not the Life for which they stand.
~ James Thomson (Scottish – Musician September 11, 1700 – August 27, 1748)
Holidays and Celebrations: September 11
9-11 has become synonymous with the terror attack on USA and the end of the twin towers. Everyone can remember where they were when they first heard the news. I was at Canadian Tire Gas bar filling up to visit my son on his birthday when the horrific news came on the news screens.
To me this day is a day of hope. Only 9 days after my Mother died, my first son was born. My nickname for him was Jay, meaning Joy. He was the sunshine at the end of a long night. He remains my joy. For even though a son is only in his mother’s arms for a short time, he is in her heart forever.
I don’t paint, and I can’t draw, but I see things, I think, quite well,
and I love being able to freeze things with the camera, particularly the children.
Then I discovered with the camera that you can tell
a whole story with just freezing a moment in reality.
I find it a very good way, a very satisfying feeling.
~ Margaret Trudeau (Canadian – Photographer / Born: September 10, 1948
Holidays and Celebrations: September 10, 2020
The milestones measured in growth and style changes with school pictures is legendary. After retiring from being a Real Estate Project Officer at Canada Post, I did one season of School Photography. Taking up to 400 Portraits a day. assembly line style with a set format and 3 poses to choose from. It taught me that this wasn’t what I wanted to do, as it stifled any creativity and was very high pressure to perform.
Money buys many things… Mary Renault (English – Novelist / September 4, 1905 – December 13, 1983)
The best of which is freedom.
Celebrations: September 4
Friday before Labour Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Traditionally students in Ontario return to School the Tuesday after the long weekend. But due to COVID-19 the beginning of the new school year is delayed 2 weeks. Teachers are preparing to teach those who choose on-line and those who choose in person. Parents are wondering how social distancing will be enforced and making back-up plans for childcare if there is an outbreak in their child’s classroom.
My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
~ Mary Shelley (English – Author / August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851)
Holidays and special celebrations August 30, 2020:
Dr. Frankenstein has become one of the most well known fictional mad scientists the world over. His creation, the monster of Frankenstein, is one of the favorites at Halloween. The type of thing nightmares are made of or should I say incites nightmares? Since we’re still limited in our movements due to COVID-19 restrictions, why not celebrate Frankenstein day either with the book or one of the many films?
I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint,
the things which already have an existence.
~ Man Ray (American Visual Artist / August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976)
Holidays and Celebrations:
August 27, 2020
Prizes are like butterflies, colorful butterflies that fly away.
I don’t believe in prizes much.
~ Lina Wertmuller (Italian – Director / Born: August 14, 1928)