Tuesday, March 12, 2013




Week Nine //

Because it's so incredibly hard to get him to stay still long enough to take his picture these days. The ones I have , he is on the go, riding a skateboard, running away, moving faster all the time

Because his face looks exactly, and perfectly "seven" with his warm colored cheeks and smattering of freckles along his nose. His hair the way I like it best. In his nicest flannel, thrifted by a friend of mine who knew, stumbling upon it, that it would suit him well.

Because he looks so handsome, and suddenly grown. Because you can make out the shadows of a man behind those soft dark eyes.



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Week nine, I think, is one of my favorites yet. I love the fact that each of us, not knowing what the other is submitting , sometimes follow along the same tones, mood, or angling in the photos we pick weekly. This week, in particular, seems more in sync than ever. Can you see the similarities?



Also, if you have the time, HERE is the best write up of our project to date on Design For Minikind.  The article really captures the core reasons behind You Are My Wild, and why it feels so special to us all. Even those on the outside looking in. For the simple fact that time flies. Kids grow. In the blink of an eye. And these photos are all freeze frame snapshots as it's happening. Another neat neat fact is that I've come to love and care for each child, and all the families in involved. The 13 other members are some of the funniest,  brightest, most inspiring and endlessly creative creative folks I know. Which makes me feel so fortunate to be on this ride alongside them.

Lastly, one of my all time favorite bloggers, Ryan Marshall -  fellow Wild contributor and formerly the man behind Pacing The Panic Room (one of the very first blogs I fell in in love with a few years back when I started reading them regularly, because if how open and honest and well written it was) - Is hosting a dream workshop in the green hills of Vermont this summer. A few days in the countryside learning the inns &outs of proper videography. How to tell a story through video. I can only imagine just how magical it will be. If you think you might be interested, or just want to dream about it: all info can be found HERE. Please check it out.


Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Tuesday!
J

13 comments:

  1. awww! he's so cute. and if i'm not mistaken resembles you quite a lot at that age!

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    1. Yes! Recently I've noticed a resemblance too. But I think he's much cuter :)

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  2. Handsome. Pure. Can you bottle that expression up for me?

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  3. I was just looking at YAMW yesterday and had the same thought: that the photos look really cohesive this week, like a bit of a zeitgeist is forming. Great images.

    About Pacing the Panic Room: is it no longer public? The link takes me to a log in page, saying the blog is open by invite only. I really enjoyed looking at it last year, especially his maternity series. Do you know what's up?

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    1. Unfortunately, Ryan decided just a few days ago to take down the old blog because of various reasons - so it's now private. I don't know if that will change down the road or not, but I do hope he follows through with another blog venture he mentioned that may be happening this year. He puts out really great stuff. It'd be nice to have him back on the blogeshpere.

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  9. Ha-ha spam above-hilarious. Seriously though, this image is so sweet. I love the whole concept of YAMW and 52 weeks. Capturing the moment, examining it, letting go of it, but holding on to the sweet memory.

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  10. I love following You Are My Wild. All of you are incredibly talented and inspiring and it's the highlight to my every Tuesday. The resemblence of the portraits this week is incredible; the rule of thirds in full effect. Ya'll are like menstrating women on the same cycle. Spectacular.

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