A Reunion with a Mother and Child

This is my last post for 2015. I have included some words and images from my December 2015 photo shoot with Christine and her daughter.  I took all the good photos and gathered them into an entire photo gallery from our time in Point Richmond, California. (I know they never match my sweet imagination, but the images are still pretty good.) I also considered beginning this post with another Oscar Wilde quote, as I did for last year’s post, but “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”

 (bryan farley)I have added notes on a blog about my last four blog posts. I include the notes, because sometimes “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word I am saying.” (or I wildly steal quotes and I want to credit the author) You can read those notes at my More Than Kids site after you  read last year’s blog post about photographing Christine on Christmas Day in Clayton, California. It was so good, I published a book… and then photographed the photography book. Here are the Clayton photographs.

 (bryan farley)When I photograph two people who love each other this much, my lack of photography education hasn’t hurt me much. Even I can read the writing on the wall.

 (bryan farley)We met in the little town of Point Richmond. It’s near Richmond, but smaller and older. We visited a local coffee shop. It is called Kaleidoscope. Perhaps it was inside the coffee shop where I started singing, “everything looks worse in black and white.”

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We took pictures in front of theater…

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and on the sidewalk with the bunny.

 (bryan farley)We drove to the Rosie the Riveter Museum, but we were stopped by a train. So we stopped and photographed in the median…..

 (bryan farley)We learned about Rosie and the local heroes.

 (bryan farley)We saw two wild turkeys and a statue eagle. Christine’s daughter told a funny joke about the turkey crossing the road. (No, not the second turkey; the first one.)

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and in cases there was any doubt that I love to take photographs (and quote songs, writers and movies), I included the last photo.

Thank you Christine, Ava and everyone I photographed this year.

NOTE: on 1/3/16 I edited this post. I added a link to www.morethankids.com and added a quote or two.

2 Responses to “A Reunion with a Mother and Child”

  1. Alice says:

    Thank You!

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