My father was a conductor and my mother was a church organist.
As a child of musicians I was destined
to be engaged in some sort of a musical endevour.
When it came time to select an instrument to study,
I made my decision solely on the criteria of whether I had to
stand up to practice or if I could sit down.
After careful consideration I settled down with a mellow cello.
When I first met John, I was awestruck by the
gorgeous sound coming from his instrument.
My cello never produced sounds like his.
When John agreed to teach at Northwest Academy of Music
I made arrangements to take his portrait for our brochure and internet posts.
I wanted to portray John with his beloved cello.
I asked him to play something for me so that I could see how he held his instrument.
(In actuality, I could hardly wait to hear him play ANYTHING.)
As John began playing I realized that there was
no longer a man and his cello in front of my camera.
Sitting in front of my lens,
the two had merged into one.
What a magnificent moment.
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