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Mother.
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4 weeks ago my mother fell and broke her back. Then about a week later a section of her intestines folded which meant major surgery to correct. She's 80 years old and has begun to experience short term memory loss and being cooped up in a bed for a month can really elevate the disorientation. So after being apart this whole time I was finally able to reunite her with her little dog, Heidi. Mother looked great and was the most alert and comprehending I'd seen in a while.
This is a very difficult season in life, when your parents become your children. Nothing prepares you for this moment. The circle of life doesn't always come with a Spielberg ending. The best we can do is love, be patient and not let fear or guilt get us off our path. My mother was always there for me growing up, it's now time for me to return the favor.
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Check out @Life_Portraits and @Bnw_City
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recoveringmusician .
immersed
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recoveringmusician .
Eye of the Beholder
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Keep your eye on @63Vip @Melkea.bw @Vandekreeke
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recoveringmusician .
Remembering
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Collab When @vektorg asked if he could do a collaboration on one of my photos I knew I was in for something special. What I didn't expect was to be so deeply moved by it! Victor is good people and a great artist. If you don't already follow him then I insist that you at least spend a few minutes in his wonderful gallery, and if that doesn't make you a convert then you may need to take your soul in for a tune-up!!.
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Moon & space: Victor's.
Man: mine
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recoveringmusician .
Girl On An Island.
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I've been dreaming about this shot for several months now. It only took two boats, two cameras and two days to achieve. My friends @LostHollow asked me to shoot a video for their amazing song "Water and Oil". I kindly explained that asking a photographer to shoot a video is like asking a flute player to play a drum solo...sort of. Despite my reservations I agreed. I knew immediately that I would build the theme around this image that had been haunting me. I took this photo with the Canon 5D Mark II that we used for filming the video (so if any of you are unsure about what to get me for Christmas...).
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You can see the full image on my website. Just use the link on my profile page. (You may have to scroll to the last image) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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Big major thanks to @Jonathanpfahl for lending his acting talents, camera tech knowledge, and editing skills. Check out his awesome gallery.
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recoveringmusician .
With a mere turn of her head he knew his fate was sealed. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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These folks RULE:. @Jazza1 @Glynnlavender @Lylybull
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recoveringmusician .
So, I was in the neighborhood...
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Michel Jackson ( @Michelm_Jackson ) has such a way of capturing amazing light in her still life photos that absolutely leaves me spellbound. So after lot's of begging, pleading and bribing I convinced her to do a collaboration with me, or as I like to call it, extreme photo makeover. Besides, she's a fellow west-coaster and I never turn down an opportunity to impose, or rather superimpose myself into their world. She was a gracious host
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The photos of the lovely woman and living room are Michel's.
The edit and photo of the intruder with his bum planted on the stairs is your truly.
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Now go and visit her gallery and show some love, otherwise I might show up uninvited and plant my bum on your couch!
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recoveringmusician .
Paul.
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In one of several high rise buildings nestled in downtown Nashville, where swarms of lawyers, architects and business professionals file in and out of the bowels of it's lobby sits a man of humble means and integrity. Paul, a veteran of the Vietnam War, knows the first names of everyone who works in his building and greets them warmly as they enter and it's clear they all know and love him. He's often tripping over himself to rush and open the door for women. He's on a mission to serve and not draw any attention to himself. Every time I see him I'm reminded of that verse "So the last shall be first...". Truly, Paul is an apostle! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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These folks will show you the light:. @Wellettas @Jcmartin66 @Stefania131313
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  •   fi_austin Love the backstory...and I love meeting folks who inspire, often with no awareness of the powerful impact they have in others...Paul sounds like a person worth meeting 2mon
  •   twitchly Great portrait 2mon
  •   bivasc nice! 2mon
  •   lylybull ... your compositions are stunning art! 2mon
  •   vlcheeseman Beautiful in so many ways. 1mon
  •   katwesterman This is incredible. Love this shot 3w
  •   kindakwerky Great feed, great photography 3d

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The Confeastador.
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Lunch was muy bueno! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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Check out these three amigos:.
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@Vektorg @Sherri_6 @Buzzshotz
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recoveringmusician .
Kevin in Real Time.
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I'm always searching for new people on IG who can inspire me, so when my friend @Jase6 told me I should check out @Lucyrunswild not only was I blown away with his talent for street photography, but also because he lives here in Nashville. We've become fast friends over the past few months and would always say "We should get together". There's nothing quite like when an IG friend walks into the room for the first time. It's like seeing a long lost friend from home! We had planned to go out with our cameras and do some shooting but we couldn't stop talking to each other for several hours. So before we parted we quickly ran outside and took a few shots of each other.
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We live in a new era now where close friends are all over the world. I was just lucky enough to find one in my little corner of the world. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
@padgram @phonegram #PGdaily
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Glimpse of Heaven - Alexis.
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In loving memory of JulieJespersen Rayner.
A sweet spirit and talented photographer.
While I didn't know you well when we walked the same hallways of our high school, I'm so thankful I got to know you, if only a little, these past few years thanks to social media. You always had a kind word of support for my photography which, coming from you, I never took lightly. While the world is grieving the loss of a famous comedian, I'm grieving the loss of a hometown friend, who was loved by many.
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recoveringmusician .
Syd & Andy.
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Met these two awesome folks at the recent Instameet #thatnashmeet just a walkin their dogs. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
@padgram @phonegram #PGdaily
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Special thanks to these great hubs for featuring my work.
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@Bnw_Demand .
@JJ_Blackwhite .
@Bnw_Switzerland .
@The_Visionaries .
@JJ_Editor_Eelliee .
@Monochrome_Kids .
@Worldfaces_ .
@JJ_Allportraits .
@Gallery_of_bw ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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recoveringmusician .
Dirty Diana. . ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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Check out these smooth criminals.

@Lancepine @Chasread @Lumenaire ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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recoveringmusician .
Care To Dance?.
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See more from this series, This Boy's Life, at my website. Just tap the link on my profile page. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
@padgram @phonegram #PGdaily
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Dance with these stars.
@_William24681012 @xRachx @Laszlo_ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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recoveringmusician .
Dare to Dream! Dare to Soar!
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recoveringmusician .
Life definitely has it's hills and valleys.
There can be long stretches where your planets align,
then there can be those valley years in the mire.
It's those valley times that eventually launch you to new heights. - bp.
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See more from this series at my website. Just tap the link on my profile page. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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Special thanks to these hubs.

@Rainbow_Wall_bw
@Bnw_Universe
@Fiftyshades_of_darkness
@Rustlord_bnw
@Scandinavia_bw
@Snap_people
@Bw_France
@Simplyportraits
@Bnw_dark
@Bnw_Umbria ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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recoveringmusician .
The Gilded Age. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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Who rocks my world?. @Lucyrunswild @Hmgphotography @Misseswray
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recoveringmusician .
Kailyn Nickel - Little Miss Fresno.
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Nashville Instameet July 14 - in the midst of all the madness of mingling and photographing I heard a young ladies voice utter those magic words: "I'm from California!" The mere mention of the golden state floods my brain with images of In n Out Burgers, gloriously chunky salsa, grapes on the vine and home. Most often the person is either from Southern California or the Bay Area, so when her next word was "Fresno" I had to hold myself back from dropping to my knees and kissing her Central Valley dust laden sandles. Rest assured, I love living here in the south, but when I meet someone from home it's like finding someone who speaks my same language. She was a ball of joyous energy and everyone loved her contagious enthusiasm. Way to represent, Kailyn!!.
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#thatnashmeet
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