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Hanging in there.

                                                           Beaded Web, 2010

For those of you following this blog, you may have noticed that my posts have been somewhat irregular and the images a bit historic. As passionate as I am about creating beautiful images, one thing that can surely silence my shutter, is a problem with my health.

To that point, and without the gory details, suffice it to say I have had a couple of surgeries since the beginning of the year. Unable to get around, shooting images was certainly out of the question. Limited physically and from medications, I have tried to use my down time to start and then grow this blog. From my couch, and with a great deal of assistance, I have reached out across the social media expanse to bring my work to those that wish to see it. 

Fortunately, I have a great deal of work to post, as I have been making images for a good part of my life. Due to my recent situation I have not created new work for a while. I have been concentrating on improving my health and moving forward. It has been frustrating not being able to shoot, but dealing with pain and inactivity is even worse.

That being said, enough doom and gloom. I simply wanted to explain to those that looked forward to regular posts, why they have come less often.  I will continue posting images, even if they are not as new or as often as I would like. I look forward to the time when I can generate new work and I hope that this (extended) layoff results in a resurgence in my creative energy (at least that is what I have been telling myself to get through this).

I will continue to work at improving my situation and then my body of work. I greatly appreciate those readers that stay with me during this process. If I didn’t shoot another frame, I could still post images for a long time to come. I don’t plan on letting that happen, and look forward to reaching the other side of my personal mountain as soon as possible.

In the mean time I’ve posted one of the last images I created, Beaded Web. It was shot on a misty morning, right out back and just before this ordeal began. To me it signifies that despite all that I have been dealing with, I am still…hanging in there.

Categories: Black & White, Nature
  1. June 4, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Barry, I have to commend your efforts and reinforce your approach. I have been following your blog for only a short time now, however I can say that I am always glad to find a new posting from you in my email. In a time and day where even bloggers have become hungry for readers, your postings are refreshing and captivating, thus a treat…
    So while you may feel temporarily confined and are somewhat apologetic for having to use your “old material”, know that you have an audience who is lucky to indulge in not your every day photography and is quite happy to catch up and familiarize themselves with your previous work, while you in turn recuperate and plan your future.

    Best of health and luck.
    Bonnie

  2. June 5, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Bonnie, Thank you very much for your kind words and support. I look forward to posting work that I have enjoyed making in the past and very much look forward to creating in the future. Barry

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