“Let moma put your shirt on and then I’ll give you your gun.” Jenn Lombardi

Waiting for a Burger

At Five Guys

Sometimes it's not easy waiting for a burger.

Los Gatos Friends of the Library

An Impressive Space For Used Books

Normally used books don't have such a wonderful space. The cement grid ceiling, the brick walls, and the many books create an impressive space. 

Matthew and Jenn browsing the books

You'll typically find me with my head tilted sideways trying to read spines on bookshelves. Jenn manages without looking ridiculous.

And Jenn nearly refuses to pose for me, so any portraits I'm going to get will be from everyday moments. 

The Way We Walk

In Complimentary Ways

You'll see Jenn walking Tessa on leash. But you may have noticed that in many of my photos, Tessa is wandering the scene. We parent our dog differently, but in complimentary ways. Dad's are always more fun.

Sitting with Hacky Sacks

Silliness at Home

Jenn bought the kids hacky sacks for Christmas. Instead of using their feet, they throw with the hands and tickle each other with silly faces. Once they get tickled, it's hard for them to stop laughing. It doesn't take long for us parents to say, "Okay, that's enough!"

Grilled Cheese for Lunch

A slice of life on a Christmas season Saturday

Here's a photo of my wife Jenn and daughter Calire this Christmas season on a both leisurely and busy Saturday. Claire is enjoying a grilled cheese, prepared by my my wife Jenn, who is in the background preparing hers. The Christmas tree is framed by the doorway into our living room and you can also see other significant bits of our life: the dogs bowls in the bottom left, the espresso machine which jumpstarts every day with espresso, the outdated and cluttered kitchen, which works just fine, the photo board to the right, which is reguarly updated with prints. 

I've never enjoyed taking photos more than with my latest camera, a Leica M10. Looking through that optical rangefinder is wonderful. It allows me to see real life rather than looking at the electronic version on an iPhone screen or the electric viewfinder of so many of the latest cameras. Framing can sometimes be challenging, as I've always had a zoom lens with a wide angle, but now I look for ways to layer elements, and include portions of objects instead of the entire object. In some ways my photography has taken a step back (such as quickness and nailing focus), but in other ways it's taking a stride forward. And I'm capturing bits of life that normally don't get captured or appreciated. 

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