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Rarity of Still and Quiet

by Monica Faith

Photography B W Art Gallery

Art: Rarity of Still and Quiet by Artist Monica Faith
I've been accused of having the attention span of a ferret. I've acknowledged the truth in that at times. However, the subject of this black and white brings new meaning to short attention span. More often than not, he's the equivalent of a highly caffeinated tazmanian devil pretending to be a Mexican jumping bean while dancing on a hot tin roof.

Have you ever tried to photograph a jet while looking straight into the sun at an air show? I have my standards when I'm hitting the delete button and sending pics that don't make the cut to the wastebasket. I lower those standards when I get to the photos of Corey. First to get culled is the shots where he's actually completely gone from the frame by the time you take the shot. But I don't adhere to any lofty standard that his entire body must be within the frame, just most of it. Batman jumping off a porch is a keeper even when the feet are missing. A blur of colored motion in a photo looks like what he was wearing that day, so I save the picture. A laughing face barely seen in the background of some mischief he's up to passes my scrutiny.

And then this moment presented itself at the tennis club, after a weekend of long, hard playing with cousins.

A poetic moment of still and quiet. Depth accented by the painted white lines of the court, a background dotted with tennis balls, and Corey's entire body in the frame with a hint of reflective thought on his face.

Corey is good training. Today I'll call myself a photographer.

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