Use photography to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary

"Silhouette of a Story" By Joe Mezzanini
-- reproduced with permission

That's photographer Joe Mezzanini's credo, anyway. And he follows it to excellent effect on his photoblog at

What I like most about Joe's work is his insistence on making the mundane noteworthy. In his own words -- "Photography helps me to see details in life that I may have ordinarily taken for granted."

His images help me to do the same. They remind me to slow down, breathe, and be in the moment, so that the faces, colors, patterns, and symmetry/asymmetry surrounding me have time to unfold, and I take time to appreciate them.

Life is a natural canvas -- many thanks to Joe and other shutterbugs like him for painting it with light.