|Posted by John R. Daubney on November 11, 2010 at 9:50 PM|
A few days past I had the occasion to be in Delmar to investigate the possibility of doing a book signing. While in that area I had the chance to visit Cafe 333 to eat , but more importantly to view Deb Zimmerman's photograpy. I was blown away to put it mildly. Her work which focuses on "things forgotten, abandoned places..." touched me deeply. Her photography speaks to me of days gone by, untold stories, and mystery as well as the terrible beauty that desolation can sometimes reveal. Some things are heartbreakingly beautiful in a way that words could never fully explain - it just is - and my soul responds. Thank you Deb. In her porfolios which are comprised of small copies of her photos with titles and a line or two of poetry speaking to the essence of the piece. I smiled at some and sensed her passion for experiencing the drawing power of her subjects. I stand in awe such brave work.
Each time I experience the passion of one who has succumbed to their passion and ride it in earnestness and with the courage it requires, I feel inspired and expanded. I salute you and thank you Deb.
Oh yes! The Cafe 333 ( http://www.333cafe.com) was a wonderful experience. Very relaxing and the food was to die for. Roasted vegetables with Penne, and a Tomato Bisque with cheesbread - magnfique!
Thank God for the passionate souls that give their all.