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Little Miss Graduate

We went jewelry shopping for the big day, and held hands as we did so.
She happily walked out with necessities instead of baubles.
Tickets were held as prized possessions, and used like money to give and take away.
Family made it to the ceremony by the grace of God.
“People said they never thought I would make it this far.”
No plans for afterwards, apartment before job is what comes to mind.
The cycle begins, but lets hope not. Let’s push for not.
She reads books about fashion, and knows every decade.
Perhaps shadowing the Wilbourn Sisters is the answer to our prayers.
Ms. Mary said it could be so… I saw her at graduation.

Happy day of graduating high school, Terica Jones. We love you dearly.

PLAY // Never Have I Found by Josh Garrels

+All images shot with a disposable camera.


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Please look at how gorgeous these photographs are. Maria took them with her disposable. Unbelievable. Except not, because they are real. They were in the group of photos we found on Tuesday.

Listen to this James Blake song, “Lindesfarne II.” It is equally as serendipitous as Maria’s photos. TJ did a very very good thing when he showed me James. I want to listen to him day and night. Honestly, I haven’t been this excited about an artist since…Phoenix! Or TJ, when he released his album Tradition, which you can download here.
Anywho, press PLAY for James.

IT IS FRIDAY!!! Yes, yes, yes! Have the happiest of weekends.

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Unexpected Findings

Tuesday at Hartland as we were selecting the final images to frame for the community center, laundry room, and office, we found some real gems from last semester that we had somehow overlooked in the past. Jared, one of the guys in photography class, has some wonderful images and this is one of them! It caught everyone’s eye right away.

Next week we plan to hang everything up! This weekend will be a big put-the-frames-together party if anyone would like to help!

PLAY: “Ghostwriter” by RJD2

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With Cameras

“Zana wanted to encourage the kids in the workshop to use photography to explore their lives and their world…. They were asked to look at the familiar in a way that would lead them to new conclusions… The editing process gave the kids a venue for articulating their thoughts and feelings. It demonstrated, perhaps for the first time in their lives, that their opinions and experiences were of value. That they themselves were valued.”
-Kids With Cameras
week 1 project: home. both photos are by maria. she is 12, and the youngest in my class.

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Last Day!

Our time at Hartland came to an end for the semester this week. It has been an awesome season with the kids. The photo classes were able to do a lot of work and shoot so many different things: fashion, elderly people, friends, and even their own environment. This past Tuesday the students that were faithful to the photo class got to present their best picture and talk about their images. It was such an incredibly sweet time… one of the older boys is graduating high school and it was Chanel’s last day (the amazing person that has coordinated everything for the past two years) since she is also graduating! So joyful, nonetheless. I was once again reminded of what a gift photographs can be. Moreover, I am so thankful that photography allows me to build relationships with such amazing people and kids. I am continually learning from the people at Hartland, and this place would not be the same without that in my life.

these next photos are taken by little ones…

We’ll see what next fall brings!
(Okay, yes I know there are way too many photos of Amarion, but he is my love!)


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