Photo Essay

My Daughter, My Model

The Second Time My Heart Was Stolen

My daughter's beautiful spirit has been the genesis of so many of my photos. She is a willing accomplice in my endeavors and I hope when she's older (and I don't know anything), she will remember these times of me, looking at her, behind the camera.

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14 responses

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (19 Feb 2012):

    Love your story & images Mike! You ROCK! *V*

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh   said (23 Feb 2012):

    Short but wonderful write up. The pictures said it all. This story reminds me of when I was 1st inspired by my 2 daughters long ago. It lead 1st to a portrait business, then weddings & finally my own work, which has been exhibited in museums & galleries since 1980. Good luck!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley   gave props (25 Feb 2012):

    Very strong images throughout. Well done Mike!

  • Roy M. Gunnels

    Roy M. Gunnels gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    It's absolutely brilliant, and intimately poignant!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Beautiful, heartwarming, and thought provoking, Mike. Outstanding essay.

  • Marjorie Newell

    Marjorie Newell said (27 Jun 2012):

    I am truly inspired by your work!! Thanks for sharing your imaginative genius!!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    I like your story Mike, and your daughter is beautiful by the way. VOTED!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (19 Dec 2012):

    Voted, again!

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (23 Dec 2012):

    Congrats on getting the story of the week!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (26 Dec 2012):

    Mike - congrats to you and your beautiful model on story of the week!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Congratulations, Mike on Story of the Week!!! Well deserved :)

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Big congrats! Great story, great photos - richly deserved!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

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