by Skip Cohen
Every now and then somebody posts an image on Facebook that simply deserves more exposure. I've shared a number of them over the years. Well, this morning I spotted this classic from good buddy Levi Sim and couldn't help but smile and then share it here on the SCU blog. It's Levi and daughter Lana. She's probably about 2 1/2 in this image.
However, as good as it is and as much as it makes me smile, there's another reason to share it. So often as professional photographers you forget that old expression, "Charity starts at home!" You're so busy helping other people capture memories you forget to document a few of your own.
Don't let time slip through your figure tips without capturing a few images every so often of your own family. Time goes by way too fast, especially with kids. Just trust an old fart on this one - in a blink of an eye they'll be grown and gone. So, make it a point to have a camera around at family gatherings, day trips or for that matter just there to capture seemingly unimportant events.
I shared this image of me on my Dad's shoulders a few months back. It was taken by my mother over sixty years ago. It's still one of my favorite images. I was a year or so younger than Lana in the image on Levi's shoulders. But, as I told Levi when I asked for permission to share it, "Lana will have this one in a frame when she's forty!"
A big thanks to Jen Sim who was the true artist on this one! I guess having a good eye just runs in the family!
Interested in checking out more of Levi's work, follow him on Photofocus. Just click on the image of him and Lana above.
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