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My very heart friend, Ted Kirk, is celebrating his 2 year sobriety anniversary on 7/7, which makes his sobriety anniversary 7/7/07. I have visited him 2 times since he moved back down to his heartland -- Puerto Rico. Although he grew up in a very white, small town in upstate New York, Ted has Spanish and the Latino culture in his blood and fits there.

I created this book for him as he truly loves the Island, but has never really put together an album of his chosen home.

I am so proud of my friend for his pure strength, his belief in himself and his faith in his Higher Power. Would that everyone were as straightforward, open and insightful as Ted.

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About the Author

Clare Gardner
diazocat13 Minneapolis, MN, USA

I developed an interest in photography at a young age. Starting on a plastic camera with a cube flash, I upgraded to the classic Kodak Disc and finally inherited my mother's lovely old Minolta SLR workhorse.

After college, I attended the Maine Film & Photographic Workshops. In 1996, I moved to New York City.

As a freelance photographer in NYC, my clients included Halston, Bear USA and Weatherproof. In partnership with Joseph Cartright, I tested some of the first professional DSLRs and medium format digital backs.

Moving to Minneapolis reignited my love of photography. Whether working on corporate headshots, fashion, still lifes or portraits, I bring creativity and passion to every project. My clients enjoy a memorable experience on the day, as well as a beautiful and professional end product.

Publish Date  May 22, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  40 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Travel

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