Tuesday, December 09, 2008

My Girl!

© Nathan B. Harrmann

Just a fun shot of my little girl. We are playing around one evening and I grabbed my camera. It's normal for her to smile... until I get the camera on her, then she goes stone face on me... it's pretty funny, but I caught her this time... HA!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The 10 Cannots

By William J. H. Boetcker
(wrongfully attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Nothing in Life is Certain but Death and... Art?

Just a sample of some of the great art that resides in New Orleans cemeteries, worn and weathered over the long years. The textures are gritty and beautiful at the same time. I'm thinking about continuing this series when I travel back there.

Monday, October 27, 2008

All That Jazz!

Still can't get this place out of my head! The sights and sounds, colors and textures- there just isn't another place like it in the U.S! I find myself going over my photos again and again, just trying to relive the few short days I spent there. Every part of NOLA looks great on film!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Hall

all images © Nathan B. Harrmann

One of my favorite places in New Orleans is "Preservation Hall." It's this dive of a place (on purpose) but it has the best, most authentic New Orleans Jazz. It is the place to go. The musicians have such talent and are so nice-they answer questions and have no issues with anyone striking up a conversation with them. A few of the older musicians have had such a life that they have amusing stories to tell and the name dropping is a who's who of jazz. If you are a music lover at all I would have to say that this falls in top ten places you must go! Enjoy the photos!

"Oh My NOLA"

all images © NBH photography

I traveled to New Orleans this past weekend for a job and am very happy with the images I was able to come away with. I had not been there since a month before Hurricane Katrina. I was anxious to see the city and how it had survived Katrina and more recently, Gustav -in a twist of irony, I am married to a "Katrina" and the last time I was in New Orleans I photographed a Gustav(o)- Any way, the parts of the city that remain intact, or are repaired, are in fact the parts that I think of when I think NOLA... French Quarter, Downtown, the Superdome... however the the parts of the city that were most affected by the levies breaking are still in dire need of help. I can hardly comprehend what 20,000 teens might be capable of when empowered by the Holy Spirit in 2010... did I mention the job was for a large LCMS youth gathering that will be held there in the summer of 2010? Very exciting! More images to come...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

No News is Good News... right?

Well, I find that it seems like a good time to start my blog posting again. Hey, it's only been a year! That's right, Rhylah is one year old today! So my excuse for not blogging is that I have been busy with a new born, an almost three year old and an ever growing, ever curious, ever challenging six (and a half) year old.

Things are going well- I changed jobs- I am now a senior photographer at a commercial and advertising studio in Southwest Michigan called JohnsonRauhoff. So this summer we up and moved the family. Things went as smooth as could be expected, and we were blown away by the blessings that accompanied our move. In this real estate market we were able to sell our house in Sheboygan in just under 4 weeks, we got a steal on our new house, and things have been going extremely well in my new position at work.

My goal is to post new photos and updates twice a week or so. If you need more updates than that, visit Katrina's blog. I hope everyone is doing well and feel free to comment.

Monday, October 08, 2007

She's Here!

Rhylah Sabrine was born on Oct 8, 2007 @ 7:40am. She is 9lbs15.9oz adn 21.5" long. Mom and baby are doing great! Will post more pics soon!