Thursday, January 14, 2010

Diamonds in the Rockpile - Class of 2009: Around the Island


It seems like I may have met Robin around the end of 2008. I'm not really sure exactly when our paths crossed, but I can tell you that despite being a Rangers fan (nobody's perfect after all) she is an absolute joy to share the blogosphere with. She's put up some of the most jaw dropping fine art photos I've seen this side of a museum. Granted she lives in a target rich environment, in a city as ancient as it is powerful, and not far from the nexus which is Jerusalem. But a good subject in the hands -- or eyes -- of an average photographer is going to become an average photograph. And there's nothing average about the photographs Robin brings to the table. And if this were all she did I'd still be naming her to my all-star team. But she doesn't stop with an image. No, you get the story behind the image. Sometimes poignant, sometimes thought-provoking, sometimes downright hilarious. But never, ever dull.

Then just when it couldn't get better, it did. Last summer Robin brought us Summer Stock Sunday so that others could display their own summer-themed works during the break from school. I really tried to convince her to continue it year-round, but she feared for her safety in displaying warm buttery summer photos in front of those freezing their onions off in the northern regions.

(Guess she didn't think about you poor sods in the Southern Hemisphere who were doing exactly that as we were snapping away at the beach.) I digress. It was a thoroughly enjoyable light summer fare for everybody who played and everyone who feasted on it. And rumor has it, it'll be making a return engagement in 2010. Right Robin?

So come take a seat around Robin's kitchen island (the one that gave her blog its name) and drink in the beauty of what can be.


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8 comments:

Mama Zen said...

I always enjoy my visits to Robin's blog. Great choice, Mojo!

Daryl said...

Robin is not just a photographer ... she is an artist, a mother, a wife and she has a job ... Multitasker extraordinaire

I loved Summer Stock Sunday so much, I named my own Sunday photos Sunday in the Park so when she relaunches this summer I can continue to play along! Did I mention that she also posted my link to Mr Linky each week so I could participate in a timely manner?

Excellent choice, Mr M!

Ulrica said...

Thank you! I love that you introduced her to me:)

maryt/theteach said...

Mojo, I love Robin and Robin's blog, Around the Island. She 's such a dear, friendly person. And she's funny. I loved her Summer Stock Sunday meme and I'm eagerly awaiting it's return! Good job! :)

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks, Mojo, for your thoughtful comment re the medical procedure I'm about to undergo. I'll be back ASAP. thanks for thinking about me! :)

Robin said...

You guys are seriously making me blush. Thank you all so much. I'm so touched that you like what I'm putting out there, and the admiration is very definition mutual!

moorebloglife said...

I love Robin but the Rangers? Everyone know the Devils kick butt!In fact didn't they kick'em on Tuesday? Oh well Love Robin anyway!

SandyCarlson said...

Robin is the bomb. I love the way she brings Israel to Connecticut every time I visit her site.