Not that I don't love to take photos, I do. I took a gazillion of my kids when they were small, just to capture that ephemeral cuteness, and I cropped them and framed them and let the whole digital thing pass me by. Then one of those cute kids cutely dropped my magnificent camera and my gorgeous zoom lens no longer zoomed. Or maybe it no longer it focused. I don't remember.
I finally asked for a digital camera a birthday or two ago, and I do love downloading them and such, more than I thought I would. But the artistic side of me hasn't been re-activated yet, unfortunately. And when I go places to visit, I'm terrible at chronicling the events and locations, only lately have I demanded people pose and smile. (I guess you could say I was one of those natural light/natural action snobs.)
Let's start with BEA: BookExpo America. And, look, as I load these photos, I notice that I am in some of them which means I handed my camera to someone else...further reducing my photo credits.
Shown above Swati Avasthi, Bonnie Doerr, and moi at the New Title Shelf. Amy Brecount White and moi at the Folk Art Museum. Photo taken by Irene Latham---I should've taken a photo of her as well.
Below, the lovely display at The Voracious Reader in Larchmont, NY. And Denise Jaden, CarolMerrilling with her book. Oh, and a brief semi-chance meeting with Josh Berk, mastermind of MasterBerk Theater! He looks dazed and a little frightened---that's kinda how everybody looks after meeting me I guess. Sorry Berk.