A black painted stencil of "Black Lives Matter," along with the portrait of a black man, are painted onto the concrete pedestal of the Robert E Lee statue in RVA. The man looks like Martin Luther King, Jr or possibly Ahmaud Arbery. The paint behind the stencil is red and splotchy, like an exploded paint ball. Behind the red splotches is illegible graffiti writing, expressing anger and rage over the death of George Floyd and police brutality in general.

A Year of Trying to Breathe

I was listening to a podcast in the car yesterday. I’m behind on my podcasts, and this one was from 2020. I had to stop and see when specifically in 2020 it was published. Depending on the month, the story took on a very different context. You can mark life up by referencing big events. […]

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A mother and son embrace tightly on Westhampton Green at University of Richmond.

Mothers and Sons: a U of R family session

I’m finally catching up on season 4 of The Crown, and just watched the episode with Margaret Thatcher’s missing son. I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it, but the main theme of the episode was centered around favorite children. Margaret’s daughter is annoyed at the clear favoritism her mother has for […]

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White heterosexual parents and baby in home lifestyle newborn photography session

The Truth About Aspect Ratio

I felt a little click-baity writing the title for today’s blog. The Truth About Aspect Ratio. Like there’s some sort of dramatic reveal. The real truth about aspect ratio is that it’s boring, and the “ratio” part can make non-math people turn their brains off (hi) at the start. But aspect ratio is a technical […]

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