Wednesday, October 29, 2008

i love it anyway


In a drawer we found an undeveloped holga film. Always exciting. What did we take pictures of? How long ago did we use it?

Holgas are a bit hit-and-miss ... you don't have any control over light, you don't really know what you're going to get. The 11 shots taken all those months ago were a bit disappointing.

From a photographer's perspective this isn't a good photo. I know. But from a Muma's perspective it captures everything about those first few weeks after birth. The tiny body, the flailing limbs, the joy, the happiness, the tears. The blurry haze, the softness that surrounds mother and child, cocooning them in a protective layer so feeding and bonding and nurturing can take place - uninterrupted. For me it so vividly represents my world at that time.

It's out-of-focus but I love it anyway.


14 COMMENTS

  1. Really beautiful picture, it also captures some of that tired happiness.. What a great find!

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  2. That's a little fresh baby! Loovely mommy photo to cherish for ever.

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  3. Wow Jodi, it is a really beautiful picture. I actually love that it is out of focus - it adds to the beauty and mystery of it all!

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  4. I got a bit teary after looking at this gorgeous photo, you forget how fragil they once were.

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  5. It perfectly captures a very special time.

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  6. what a gorous photo...it sure does convey those early fuzzy days of brand new baby euphoria!

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  7. This perfectly represents new motherhood doesn't it... a little fuzzy and out of focus...temporarily locking out the stark harshness of the outside world and, like you said cocooning the warm fuzziness that is a new love, family and life. I think it's just beautiful.

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  8. Its a treasure. Not out of focus, just dreamy.

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  9. Oh it's perfect!
    Clear as a bell...XXxx

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  10. I love it too - it captures your words :)

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