I only heard today that Mr. Thomas Backman (aka Mr. Love) passed away four days ago on November 20th. I don't yet even know the details, but I know that Charleston and the Low Country has lost a treasure. To me he represented all that was iconic about the South; the creeks, marshes, shrimping, oysters, the stories... Oh my, he loved to tell stories. I only met him about five years ago, but he was patient and tolerant with me and my camera. I wanted to take a new set of portraits of him on his trawler, but he didn't like posing so he would wave me off on that subject, and launch into another story about how it was on the island back in the day. He was always tinkering with something on his boat, getting it ready to get back to working the seas again. I know he was loved and respected by all and that he will be sorely missed by many. To his family and his community I extend my sincere condolences. He was a man of faith, so I know it is not goodbye, but you have dipped beneath my horizon for the moment. Your boat slipped its moorings and you are home. This photo was taken on his dock in May of 2011.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
This evening we did a shoot with Tour Charleston, LLC, a local tour company that specializes in Charleston ghost tours. They have exclusive access to the Unitarian Church cemetery after the gates have been closed to the public and this evening we took some photos for marketing purposes. It was a lot of fun. The only thing we agreed was missing as the time went by was some wine. I wonder if anyone would think that a little weird, drinking wine in a creepy cemetery at night :)
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Wow, this little trooper has come such a long way. She was born needing multiple surgeries but she came through them all, and a sweeter, happier child you would be hard pressed to find. We celebrated her third birthday yesterday and she had a blast. We know God has big plans for her life - go Euphrates!!
Monday, November 2, 2015
I had been trying for the longest time to schedule a trip to capture some new aerial images. I was trying to get ahead of Mother Nature and do it before the marsh grass turned brown, but I didn't quite make it, thanks to weather related and other scheduling delays. Saturday was hazy by the afternoon so it wasn't one of my more successful shoots, but there were definitely a few keepers amongst the bunch.
|Bohicket Marina, Seabrook Island|
|Sam's Spit - they did it anyway despite all the objections|
|Kiawah Golf Club|
|Morris Island Lighthouse|
|Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant|