Thursday, June 14, 2007

the old place

everybody has a history. i'm not talking so much about our own lives as much as the lives before us that made us who we are... our names, our geographic location, our accents, etc. the older i get the more grateful i am that my family still owns and maintains the home and farm (my family doesn't actually still farm) that my great-grandparents bought over 100 years ago. my grandfather was raised there and all the generations since have in some way or other grown up there.

i really admire my papaw and my dad for spending so much time keeping it up over the years. i hope to do as good of a job as they did to make it last another 100 years. now it serves as a place to just get away. there's a lot of land, a lot of trails, a lot of heat, but now thanks to the TVA, a lot of water too. our dog attie is the most thankful for that. my sister casey, my neice alex, erin, attie, and myself got away a few weeks ago.

alex's first fish

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

auburn architecture

the great things in my life seem to happen without my influence. i am the type of person who likes to get out there and push forward and "make" things happen. well, just about every time i try to "make" something happen i get frustrated because it doesn't. the fact that i am doing photography now and not music is a perfect example.

a couple months ago i was put in contact with the head of the school of architecture at auburn university. he has this really cool project that integrates modern design with factory habitat homes. the idea is to make the homes more efficient & enjoyable to live in as well as be used as a training ground for the university students. he needed some good shots for some publications, and through events that i could not have planned, i was able to get those for him. i am learning not to push so hard these days but rather wait on the things that are already headed my way.

here is a collage of some of the habitat house.