Image of the Week: “A Caged Farewell”
Apr 05, 2018
Story - “An account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.” Oxford Dictionary
As I write this blog it is the beginning of a long baseball season. On this date two years ago I worked on a blog with a writer, my husband. At least on the surface, it’s foundation is about life growing up with a mother who was an avid Red Sox fan, and that was the last thing I ever thought I’d be a part of. Sports had never been influential in my life. It was always something my siblings were into, but seemed it was never for me. I did, though, particularly like baseball out of all the sports, but I still never felt that I was a part of the conversation, until I met my husband.
He would tell me stories about his mother’s deep and unyielding love for the Red Sox. She was a nun, mother, principal, humanitarian. She was the kindest and most generous person you will ever meet, and she was a Red Sox fan through and through. She knew about every player, always kept up with news on her “boys,” and she was known to insert sports into any conversation. Red Sox baseball was her life.
My husband writes stories like I photograph. His style is both beautiful, and disturbing, and he’s a hit-you-in-the-gut-while-you-
Every week, for close to a year, we worked on our blog, Read Sox - works in past tense. Each week we revealed another story with imagery. It was no easy feat coming up with an accompanying image that encapsulated the feel of each story. To this date it has become one of the most challenging, stressful, and by far my favorite project that I have ever had the opportunity to work on. Each story touched my heart in different ways. The project helped me to expand my comfort zone in photography while combining my two favorite things - writing and photography.
If you like excellent writing and beautiful photography then you have to check out https://readsox.wordpress.