Friday, January 18, 2008
Today I am happy to introduce a Guest Blogger.
I call her "Murphy", only because I was embarrassed to ask how she pronounced her name.
Her images are linked in the slide show. You can click on any of those images to get to her extensive photo stream.
I think you will appreciate her eye for images. Here she is.
Tell your friends.
My name is Murphy Funkhouser. I call myself an actress, comedienne and a playwright and amateur
photographer. I liken myself to a newborn shutterbug. "Photographic Larvae", I oft say in jest.
I met Tony on Flickr. I can't remember how his photographs came to flash before me. But, I sensed a kindred spirit in his pixels.
I knew the eye behind the lens had similar purpose in the moments it captured. Just a hunch. Turns out, I was
right. We enjoy each others work daily and I was honored when he asked me to be a guest on his blog.
Photography is really not a passion, a hobby or even a side project for me. I discovered it about a year ago as a life tactic ;
a means to by-pass the survival mode. I live in one the most beautiful places on earth, Breckenridge, Colorado.
And, tragically, I rarely absorb it. Like a plant that only takes in trickles of water but, desperately needs more,
I live my life in a state of over-commitment and under-connection. There are days I go to bed and am unsure if 24 hours or
3 months has passed since I woke up that morning. I am on some sort of self-imposed mission to take over the world…
at least the world within my reality bubble. I often find myself living like a latte fueled machine, racing to work, to meetings,
to pick up my daughter, to perform, to write. Even writing is no longer the pleasure it once was.
But something I must schedule into an agenda. I knew something had to change.
I no longer had time for yoga, or meditation, or sleeping. Photography was the next logical choice.
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