Residual “Single Parent Mode”

Funny story. Isn’t it great how many times we say that out loud when regaling our friends with tales that are… well… less than funny? Anyway, it was a busy weekend in the Varland house. We saw Iron & Wine at the Taft on Friday, shot a wedding in Bloomington,…

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Legacy

This last year has been… well… quite a year. Often I feel conflicted about how so much joy can exist along side so much grief. In many ways the happiness and feelings of completeness have been born of great sadness and loss. It feels strange, but it’s especially humbling when…

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“Good luck, bad luck – who knows?”

My dad always used to tell this story about a man who had both good and bad things happen to him. He had a good harvest of crops and the people of his village told him he had such good luck. He would reply, “Good luck, bad luck – who…

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I’m a Photographer

Once upon a time I let my job run my life. There. I said it. I don’t in any way feel alone in that… I think all too often the appeal of more financial security or simply the love of what they do is a catalyst people choosing to prioritize…

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