Don’t know what I will encounter.
I can anticipate, but not know.
I can expect and may receive.
I can grow or die.
This light, this heat, the air on my skin,
You are soft.
Is this moment forever?
Look here, not there.
Reaching for you, but you are gone.
With you wherever you are.
Are you gone?
Walk a little further.
Your heart is strong.
Mine is strong.
Walk with me
2017 was an incredible and tumultuous year for me. I started a new and completely different chapter in my life. Everything in my personal life has changed beyond what I ever thought was possible, for the good mostly, but not without immense pain. I discovered dark truths about people I’d considered family for over a decade, and chose to be true to myself and to what I know is right.
I went into a bubble of isolation from most people and from my work for the past year just getting through the day-to-day and dealing with the grieving.
I’ve been in survival mode.
I never thought I could live through the loss I did last year, but I am trusting that love and truth will triumph in the end and I’m ready and to move forward in my life and in my work.
o5/01 – Grasping ©Gina DeGideo
All year I’ve been looking at my unprocessed film and fresh packs of photo paper, knowing I need to get back, so it’s time for New Years Resolutions!
Finishing my Along the Way film processing and printing
Complete my writing and book for the project
Exhibit Along the Way as a solo show
Get back to blogging regularly
Process my new 4×5 film and keep shooting
Resolve Flex series printing
I’m taking everyday photography to a new place, via my Holga and some 120 B&W film. I feel like my true everyday shooting can happen in this way. I’m working on accepting the gift the universe gives on my walks with Holga (she is appropriately named). Here’s a lil peek at what I’ve been up to…