I remember the first time my son Gerik got interested in taking pictures. We were on a trip to the Bahamas and he sat a Coke can in the water. The water swirled so artistically around the can in the ebb and flow of the surf that he picked up my camera and started taking pictures. I lost my camera that day to a young man that would soon discover in the next few years his potential as a photographer.
Gerik graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree of Journalism with a Photo Emphases and currently works as the Media Director at The Crossing, Columbia, MO.
You may see other photos by Gerik on his web site : Gerik.com
I grew up always wanting things to look pretty. A camera for me allowed me to control the situation and hours were spent just fooling around to see what things looked like through the lens. It still fascinates me. Although I will never be a pro like my son, I do enjoy taking pictures; food, grandchildren, scenery, it’s all fun. Some I will share with you!
And then Chelle joined us in the fun during one of her yearly visits. Chelle is a talented photographer as well. She seems to have a natural eye for pictures. Although it is a hobby for her I wonder if her calling should have been the visual arts instead of marketing. Oh well, I’m not the one to decide that. I am just thrilled to enjoy a day of creativity with her.