My 85 year old father moved with mom last year into a retirement living community not far from my house. Their health was not such that they really were going to be able to take care of a large house anymore, so we finally convinced them to move into something that would offer extended care when the time came. Unfortunately, Dad had a workshop full of tools that he cherished and had to give up. I salvaged as much as I could from the estate sale and with the help of some friends moved it into my own unfinished garage. Funnily enough, my garage is almost 85 years as well. Right before Christmas, I went to work converting the unfinished space into a place that he can come over and tinker with his tools. Last year we painted every monday. This year, I think you'll find us in the workshop...maybe making frames.
A collaboration with my 14 year old daughter whose artwork is pretty amazing to say the least. The animal theme just came about when I asked Gillian for a drawing and she handed me all these. I had already photographed the church in the snow a couple of years ago with the intent on doing something like this. Three weeks before Christmas, we photographed our dog "Crash" staring up towards Jesus. Crash is the perfect model. Does everything I ask. :) If you want to be on our Christmas/Holiday card list, you'll have to send us work in 2014. I'm also open to ideas for next year...I'm starting to run out.
Worked as a photographer in Raleigh for over 30 years in various capacities from news photojournalism and sports photography in the 80's to corporate annual report and advertising into the 2000's. Simon has produced greeting cards which have sold over 3 million copies and counting.