We fuel each others' perfectionism and standard for art making. Anything we ever make, even when I do it alone, she is the heartbeat and I am the hands. I can't help but refer to myself as "we" even when I am hired alone for a drawing project or something. Everything goes through her. If I do a drawing for a brand or company project, we are both invested in it. When I used to draw us every day, I found that I would call them "our drawings", not mine. They were not mine. They came from us both. That's what i mean when i say she is the heartbeat and I am the hands.
Everything I ever do, even when I am "alone", it's like I am representing "us" as I shoot. Then I bring it home, and we become a team where it left off.
As Jordin is shooting less and less with me, as we are starting our family and she is shining in her best role to date as a mother, I a continue to be the hands, and she is the heartbeat. Forgive me if I say "we" when you thought it was only "me". I can't help it.
So here's to 2014 and a slew of new weddings and storytelling. This summer is full of some especially sweet ones.
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