A few weeks back, my mom and dad came to visit Portland for the first time in a while. It is within our tradition to plan activities that are indoors, since their visits are usually accompanied by a dose of shitty Portland weather. When they first arrived, one of the first things that my dad said to me was "Jack, why don't you shoot digital anymore? Everybody misses your photos on the instagram and the facebook." I had to sit back and laugh at my dad's novice level understanding of social media sites and he was surprised to find out I have had a website for three years. I thought about what he said and I had known that I had been slacking on keeping people updated with new work. But if you have read my last few posts, you will understand why this is.
So, to make my dad (and whoever else) happy, I have decided to keep my website updated more consistently. Overall, I think this is an ideal opportunity for me to keep more of a timeline on my work. I also believe that even though I prefer photos to speak for themselves, sometimes words are needed in order to supplement the message I am trying to convey. Better yet, I sometimes just need a place to let my words splatter. After this conversation with my dad, I decided that I would begin planning my next update ahead of time by making photographs of my mom and dad.
My parents have been married for an astounding 25 years. They met in a bank, my dad had a mullet, my mother had a perm, and they were both crazy about each other from day one. My parents have one of the strongest relationships I have ever seen and I hope someday I am able to experience a love half as strong as theirs. I seriously cant thank these two enough for their continued support, goofiness, and love they have filled my 21 years with.
I love these two more than the world itself. Without them, I would have never picked up a camera.