by Skip Cohen
As I've written so many times in the past, the best thing about our industry has nothing to do with photography directly, but the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft!
That's me, Michele Celentano, Sheila and Paul Neal. Sheila. and I did a couple of days with Michele and Paul at their house in AZ. But the most fun backstory with this shot is that it started our "Friends Wall." This was the first photograph we put up with an inserted quote magnet:
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Well, that first photograph started it all, and today there are eighteen framed photographs on the wall in our back hallway. They're all friends who have been a part of our lives and responsible for enriching the quality of each day that goes by.
Whether they were captured on a cell phone or a real camera, they've been printed as photographs. They're not hiding out on a phone or in my computer waiting to see the light of day! And that's what I love about photographs - their ability to turn the intangible into the tangible - so we can laugh, cherish and savor all those great moments!
And there's one more great quote on the wall that says it all...
Angels exist but sometimes they don't have wings and are called FRIENDS
This is my last Throwback Thursday post for 2021, but those aren't the last photographs to be hung on our wall. We're looking forward to 2022, a new year and getting back to time with both old and new friends.
Happy New Year!
P.S. And to Paul and Michele - sure do miss you guys! Can't wait to catch up to you sometime in the new year.
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