While some of the Design Aglow team were enjoying dinner here in Venice last night (so unfair!), I was having a hard time picking the winner. So, to be totally fair (since we had so many wonderful entries) I let my four year old pick one this morning. I think he did a great job even though he can't even read! Congrats to our reader Dennis!
*Dennis please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize, any item from the Design Aglow shop! (and I know everyone wants you to tell us what some of your notes said, right?)
Dennis Says: My plans are to take my wife to a nice lunch and then as a family we are going to the City Museum for some fun and adventure. Also we will be opening our valentine box this evening where we have been dropping little notes to each other for the past several weeks. It is such a joy to read what the little ones have on their mind and decide to write down and put in the box. We sometimes find a gum wrapper or two.
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.