Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Spring brings warm evening light; I’ve missed it!
My friend and mentor, Shelley, was approached by a publishing company last summer to collaborate on a book deal. She moved forward with them and a few short months later, a lovely collection of Shelley’s favorite images and stories came to fruition. Last night was Shelley’s book launch party.
A local barn hosted the event, and it was wonderful to see so many people come out to support a good friend. There were very yummy cupcakes, wine, and fellowship, along with lots of laughter and many signed books.
Shelley had asked if I would photograph the event, and I happily agreed. It was something out of the ordinary for me, and was a fun way to be a part of momentous day for her. At one point, many people had meandered out through the barn, and out to the pasture fence to greet the horses. I wandered out with them to photograph another side of the party – the guests – when I caught the warm light coming from the indoor arena.
The arena had been perfectly dragged for the party, except for one trail of footprints that walked out into the sand, turned around, and came right back. Someone else had been seduced by the light.
The texture of the sand, along with the disruption of the perfect, patterned lines of the drag, captivated me.