Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Much To Be Thankful For!

(Kieth Haring's balloon debuts in this years Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade)

What a tremendous year I have had! To say that I am blessed could be an understatement and I wanted to take a moment to just reflect publicly these blessings. To start I am blessed with relative health and the well being of a good job and a roof over my head and clearly this is something to be thankful for going into the end of this year. Photography as you might tell is such a big part of my life and this year I was able to move my craft in so many significant ways. My first Book Dance Through Life was published and while still early has received allot of positive attention! Additionally I was able photograph the Poster and Card for the holiday presentation of Ballet Creole's Glorious Soulful Messiah which was such an honor! So many thanks to my friend Kevin Ormsby, Patrick Parson and all of the dancers from Ballet Creole! And to all of the other dancers who participated in our book!

I've also been able to contribute to Toronto's Expose Magazine at several amazing events this year including Fashion Cares Gala, The Bell Gala, and Pen Gala just to name a few!!! So mush thanks to Cindy and staff of Expose!

I am also blessed with great friends and family who have all contributed in significant ways in 2008. Your support of me and my life is so important you just don't know...
Special shout outs to Black Cat, Polly and Murchy for bring me into their worlds and allowing me to photograph some amazing events like Summer Splash 08! To Travoy and the entire House of Monroe! Wow you guys are awesome! Nigel,Dave,Abdi & Rinaldo,Andre (both of them;-)!),Prince,Fidel,Kenny,Kareem,Kyle,Arlando,Paul...yikes and all the rest of my kids! Erin my manager, Brian my mentor... Lasaunji (my crack reporter in the field and need I say best Judy!),Jerris, Dewayne and Derrick for making a home for me when I am home! To Curtis for still KICK'n it in Detroit and everyone else who has crossed my path in 2008! If I missed your name its not because I don't love ya!

To my Blogoshere friends, Joe, Ocean, Frank, Nijadude(Mo Ni Fe e Temi!) and the over 50,000 visitors from all over the world. Your stories,comments and emails inspire me to move forward with my dreams.

Finally I just wanted to say how much I'm looking forward to 2009! I know that times are looking to change in ways we may not like in the coming months but I want to remind everyone that many of us elected a new President on the ideal of Hope and Positive Change with the rally cry of Yes We Can! Remember that energy and thought can work for you as well! It works you have seen it and you know its true. Things may look bad but its all in how you face it that makes the difference in life! So Yes You Can.... God Bless the United States and Canada and God speed Barack! We got ya back!
Let me leave you with this:

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1 comment:

Naijadude said...

Lovely 2008 dear!! Looking forward to more fun and active 2009 !! ;)