Wednesday, November 28, 2012

That Boy O' Mine

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Andy In The Reeds

I need to shoot some new local material but this picture of my son, Andy, taken last weekend in Kansas, is worth an upload. He's 32, as tall as I am (which is tall); significantly, um, narrower; snowboards and runs marathons (I'm not sure I could run out of a burning building); and has a voice nearly an octave lower than my baritone. He gave up a career as a software engineer and, starting this semester, is teaching math in the Chicago public schools. He loves it.

He's a good one. Sorry, girls, he's taken. We have some common interests - that's his Canon cradled in his hands.



9 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Another kind of shooting :-)Super portrait from a distance.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very much a case of 'like father like son' hey Bob..in all the important things anyway!!

JM said...

Fantastic portrait! Great colours too.

Birdman said...

Camera ready? Like dear ol' dad!

William Kendall said...

Good shot!

William Kendall said...

I can hear a voiceover narrator speaking, "Here we find the classic homo sapiens photographantus in his natural environment, hidden in tall grass, waiting to capture the perfect picture..."

Jack said...

This apple sure didn't fall very far from the tree!

Nathalie Beaumes said...

What an inspiring portrait : Your son caught in the tall grass like a deer at dawn, eyes and ears geared to the world around him as if this tense awareness were a fundamental survival skill. Your portrait in words is just as wonderful. I love your father-son relationship.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice to see another family portrait. And it is a good one.