Monday, April 25, 2011


We moved in three weeks ago and yet I can still hardly believe it: we're homeowners! It seems like the end of our home search was a long time coming, but maybe that's the story of every homeowner. The other common story among homeowners is the amount of time you spend fixing little things in the house. I didn't come from a family of handy people, so the only things I knew how to do were to paint and change door knobs.

Still, it's been a rewarding experience learning as we go. There's something really therapeutic about working with my hands. I admire people who make pottery and people who know how to build things. So much thought goes into each project and it must be so rewarding to have something that you made from planks of wood and chunks of clay.

Since I shoot exclusively digital now, there is no need to spend hours in the darkroom mixing chemicals, unwinding film and developing negatives. Most of my work is done on the computer and sometimes, I miss getting my hands dirty.