Tagged: children

Monster Margaritas + Wild Waves + Mass Humanity = Fun I Phone Photo Project!

March 9th, 2017 Permalink

Several years ago my brother and his wife started taking their kids up to Wilderness Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells for a little mid-winter break.  It wasn’t their usual vacation, but they started to enjoy the benefits of a weekend with a bunch of other midwesterners in a faux-tropical environment filled with chlorinated water, screeching [...]

Several years ago my brother and his wife started taking their kids up to Wilderness Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells for a little mid-winter break.  It wasn’t their usual vacation, but they started to enjoy the benefits of a weekend with a bunch of other midwesterners in a faux-tropical environment filled with chlorinated water, screeching children, and margaritas the size of a human head.  He always said, “You’ve got to see this place”.  Last year I finally went and witnessed the most bizarre environment I’d ever seen:  Fathers floating on “The Lazy River” with a napping infant, families gathered together on towels with babies and booze,  grandparents taking a plunge down the treacherous ”Hurricane”.

What a perfect sociological study!  What a perfect photo project! I quickly realized that I couldn’t pull out my large camera, as I’d really look creepy and probably get kicked out.  So this year I documented some of it on my i phone.  My niece told me I looked creepy anyway, so I eventually stopped shooting.   I think what I got was worth it; I want the world to witness this American phenomenon without the suffering.  Enjoy –  I bet you can almost smell the chlorine and tequila.

Black and White

August 2nd, 2016 Permalink

I decided I was going to be a photographer one way or another after taking a basic black and white course at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME.  I ran across the photos I took before everything went digital and I was just out having fun. Right when those little Italian schoolgirls came running [...]

I decided I was going to be a photographer one way or another after taking a basic black and white course at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME.  I ran across the photos I took before everything went digital and I was just out having fun. Right when those little Italian schoolgirls came running toward me, I knew I was hooked.  If you are ever thinking of getting away from it all and learning a new skill, I highly recommend this little gem of a place.  I learned to see Paris, Florence, and my own backyard in a completely new way.   (The last photo is my favorite.  My nephew Sean sipping pretend tea – those cheeks are gone – he’s 16!)