As a photographer, a lover of photographs, physics, light and people, I have seen and taken a lot of photos this past year. 2011 has been a great year with the official launch of Beverly Lynn Photography, lots of weddings, engagements, seniors, families, birthdays and parties. My camera has been from Baltimore to Brazil and back again. I have shot, admired and been shot in photographs. Pinhole, film, digital, I love them all. I don’t claim to be the best or even consider myself one of the great photographers, but I am having fun and capturing all sorts of people and memories. I have made new friends, started new projects and worked at new places. I have been immeasurably blessed.
Photographs encapsulate a moment, the state of being, the emotion contained in a single fraction of a second. They don’t create memories, but record them to savor again and again for many years. And photographs aren’t always for looking back. They can capture what we were, but also what we want to be, where we want to go, our dreams, our desires. Photography has been a part of my life for so many years and is so much of my dreams and hopefully, my future. As I look to 2012, I hope and pray that I will be able to use my camera to bless others, to continue recording memories and dreams. I know that 2012 will bring with it lots of changes, good and bad, blessings and troubles. I am looking forward to this coming year.
And in looking forward, it was easy to think about my favorite shots from this year. And what may surprise you is that these shots are grainy, black and white, and a little hard to discern. I didn’t take them. Yet these are the shots that are my future, my greatest blessing.
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