In Sweetness and Love is 160 pages of absolutely stunning Kodachrome photographs taken in the mid 1950s to 1960s by my great-grandparents John and Mabel Moore accompanied by poignant quotes, lyrics, and excerpts.
They spent as much time traveling as they did at home and locations captured include Wyoming, California, New Mexico, Hawaii, New York, Guam, Arizona, and the Philippines.
My sincerest gratitude to them for their diligence in documenting their later years and thus providing me with such a vivid glimpse into the beautifully small but significant intricacies of their wonderful lives 60 years later.
My dream was to be beautiful, to be scarred but stronger because of it, to be a puppeteer, a gymnast, a ballerina, a poet, a storyteller, a writer, an astronaut, a lover. My head, a vessel for endless imagery, held countless painful melancholy but beautiful pictures – pictures needing materializing so that I’d never forget them. My biggest childhood fears were dying from disease, my parents dying, and forgetting – anything and everything. My biggest adolescent fears were getting older, living to see the next day, and being alone. At 29 I still hold a combination of all of those fears. Today, I’m a wife, a homeowner, an animal-lover, a daughter, a survivor, a photographer and make my living as a graphic designer. In my free time I’m primarily a nude photographer and have exhibited in Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, London, Brisbane, and Rome.