For many, many years now I have been trying to capture my feelings about my favorite space on earth in a photograph. I have thousands of photos to show, but none of which compare to this one.
Joey Jenkins is a photographer from St. Lewis, NL (my hometown), who resides in Lodge Bay. I follow Joey on Instagram and have collected a number of pieces of his work. He’s recently taken to drone photography and video, and his work perfectly portrays the life of Labradorians on the south coast.
I asked Joey if he could put his drone skills to use and make a photo of Shoal Point for me, giving the only instructions of ‘include the graveyard and the n-rock (nock)’ and I was not disappointed.
After previewing the photo I immediately chose to have Joey order in an acrylic print for me and it now rests on the wall in mine and Jeffrey’s bedroom. This feels whole. This feels like home.
Thank you so much, Joey, for bringing to light the vision that I had. Please keep doing your thing, and sharing your gift with the world. I’ll be watching.
Ya girl is featured in Inside Labrador magazine this month!
Hoping Dad gets to see this before anyone asks him about it — surprise!
I’ve recently had a scary incident with hypertension. After a 10-hour hospital visit, my doctor put me on two types of blood pressure medication to get my symptoms under control. It was a really scary day. Scary enough that I’ve replaced bacon with cheerios, and all beverages with water.
(I mean there are more changes, just trying to interject some humor)
I took 4 days off of work and went to St. Lewis to see my family. I was really in need of some downtime. I could joke and say that visiting my family didn’t help much with the blood pressure… lol… because it didn’t… but truly, it was nice to be with mom and dad for a while. I live within a 6-hour drive of them, pending road conditions, but it seems like I never get to see them.
Here are some pics from my visit.
Nice hair, mom
I am the color of outdoors
Fishermans Point gulch
Don’t cross the yellow line
Mom and Dad
Mom as a teenager
Aunt Lucy’s knitting
Me rockin’ my ALF suit