Monthly Archives: February 2012

Building…

It has been an interesting past week. I have been contracted to shoot a couple very exciting events. I have also been shooting more architectural and nature scenes, which I find great pleasure in doing.

One thing that I have found quite interesting is that as I promote illfotos.net and let people know that I am building this business, I am hearing more and more people tell me how to ‘run’ this business. I also see more and more amateur and professional photographers that are coming into the game. I feel like there is room for everyone, but it is imperative that I master this craft to stand above the competition.

I get nothing from hating on anyone else and actually feel like I could possibly learn some things from others. I am still doing low cost shoots. I am signed up for more classes. I am eagerly learning new tools. I am experimenting with angles, exposure, shutter speeds, lighting, and more.

At church today, the pastor spoke about the builder that works on a building that is not blessed by God. No matter how hard he works, it is all in vain and will amount to nothing if the establishment is not in line with God.

This makes alot of sense. Some people are obviously more religious than others, but I think that this is applicable to many things that we do in life. I used to always feel like it was just me against the world. I didn’t know how to ask for help or admit when I was overwhelmed.
I guess wisdom does come with age.

This is illfotos.net and I’m snappin!

~KJK

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Kool Joe Kutta Bday

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Quilts

My grandmother made quilts.  She made many many quilts.  She made large quilts that fit large beds and small quilts for little babies.  She made fancy ones, themed ones, and simple quilts.  My grandmother could take any kind of fabric and turn it into a piece of something greater. My grandmother showed her love through her quilts.  She passed down her legacy within her quilts.  She expressed  her creativity through her quilts.  She warmed bodies, hearts, and souls with her fabulous magical quilts.  She made them unselfishly.  Each one specifically crafted to enrich another person’s life.

I honestly have no idea how many people she has touched and impacted with the work she has done.

When I was a kid all I  knew was my great dinosaur quilts that Ma Kip made for me.  I went to other kid’s houses and I never saw anything as kool as the one I had.  The one that my grandma made just for me.  Now that I am grown I have the quilt that she made for me when I went off to college. It is a bit shaggy and tattered now, but I know that it was made just for me.

When I stop and think about it, I get saddened knowing that my kids will never have a quilt crafted by Ma Kip for themselves.  She won’t ask them what colors they want, if they want designs on both sides or any of the discovery questions the spark that creative process that is always so skillfully completed by those beautiful, frail, brown fingers.

I am an Aquarius and I love this season.  Lately is has been quite bitter-sweet though.  My grandmother passed Jan 31, 2010.  5 days before my birthday.  I miss her.  She loved me.  I will always have my quilt.

Ma Kip

KJK

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