There are only a couple of images on this blog that have not been taken by me.
This is one of them. It was taken by John, the bartender.
"Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
And he gets me my drinks for free.."
The snapshot above is of me and my son at the Chelsea Hotel. Last night we went out for our first official beer together. It was his 18th birthday yesterday and ordering two beers at the bar was a natural rite of passage.
So while this is only a snapshot and not in any way creative, it is more important to me as a photograph than perhaps anything that has appeared on this blog at any time. It is a moment in time captured to recall the precious relationship I have with my best friend - my son Nathan. He is the blessing in my life that no words of gratitude can possibly convey. So this photograph represents something more precious than my love of photography. It is probably the most important photograph this blog has ever contained. It is a snapshot of my son and me having our first beer at the bar. It is a photograph of a simple rite of passage that represents the passage of time, the blessing of our friendship and the hope we share for our future as father and son.