oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Something Borrowed


What I see is a woman being photographed before her wedding. What I feel is happy and hopeful. What I think is that, for just a moment, I’ve borrowed something from her life.


We keep passing unseen

through little moments

of other people’s lives.

– Robert M. Pirsig


4 responses

  1. Such a great thought, that you’ve “borrowed something from her life.” I love that way of looking at the world. It’s almost like being given a gift just by being there, even if you’re not actually a part of what you’re seeing. You have such a wonderful way of thinking, Michelle!

    January 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  2. I accept and appreciate your compliment (haha). Anyway, it is a kind of special thing that we can do that, isn’t it? She never even knew I was there, and yet I can look back on that and feel a little bit of her happiness from that day.

    January 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm

  3. I really like the camera team to the left. Gives you the feeling that you (the viewer) are not the only one framing the shot and telling the story.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    • Definitely! This is such a normal (amost nothing) kind of picture, but I really liked it. And when we dug in, there was all kinds of greatness there 🙂

      March 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm

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