Author - Paul S

Beth: It’s All About The Hat

After a too-long hiatus from that sort of thing, I did a model/portrait shoot a couple of weeks ago with the effervescent @BethLeannGobble. She first caught my eye when I noticed her at a gathering where she was wearing this hat. I liked the way it framed her face and managed to muster the gumption to ask her i I could photograph her. Conveniently, she needed some photos as much as I needed to shoot some, so it was a perfect “TFP” situation. Beth was great to work with and we got some cool shots, mostly using the natural light around her home in East Nashville. .

The Last Monk Standing

A touring musician friend posted some photos this morning from Whitby Abbey, on the Yorkshire coast of Northern England; that reminded me of my first visit there in the spring of 2013 (jeez, five years ago!). Whitby figures prominently in English ecclesiastical history. It was here in 664AD that the Celtic traditions of the early church in England were discarded in favor of the rituals of the Roman hierarchy – thus setting the stage for Henry VIII’s Reformation and the ruin of great abbeys and monasteries throughout Britain – like this one built on the site of the synod in the 13th-15th centuries.

File this one under “the seeds of destruction are planted in the creation.”