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  • Writer's pictureKara Mshinda

The End of Winter

Earlier this year I reacquainted myself with film photography. I purchased some a used Minolta Maxxum 300si along with some film. It had been so many years since I had to affix and slide film onto a spool. The clumsiness of my fingers did not detract me.

I practiced shooting in the house. And on one fine snowy, ash overcast day I invited my young daughter to do a play and shoot photo party. She was quite happy to do so.

These are my first photographs in over 20 years. I began my art training in photography. What I love about photography, whether digital or film, is the immediacy, spontaneity, and mystery of making a photograph.

The End of Winter is a series of photographs that explores the wonder of play. On that snowy day, my daughter and I abandoned our worries for an hour or so. We laughed, skipped, and played in the snow. For this short hour, my worries were at rest and I was for moments at a time able to see the world through my daughter's eyes. Magic.

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