Paul D'Andrea Photography

It’s out there… somwhere…

Ange says she got her issue in the mail just recently. Hopefully I’ll be able to find one in a store sometime soon.

She also had some really nice things to say here. She’s right, great friends are absolutely everything.

Noami and I are so content to be homebodies. We’ve been in Indianapolis for a little over ten years now and it’s taken us a very long time to build deep friendships; mostly because we really enjoy just staying at home. Where we live now adds to it, with four acres it’s like we have our own park. (We really need to BBQ at our place more often. Who’s interested?)

A fantastic unanticipated benefit of my photography has been all the great people I’ve met this last year. I’m continually impressed by the people at the Photo Venture Camera Club. Friendly, knowledgeable, sincere.

I also have really had a great time with the Indianpolis Flickr Meetup Club. Like the camera club, great people that I am very happy to now call friends.

It’s tough to step out of our shells. Inertia works both ways though: you have to push against it to get moving but once you do it takes far less effort to keep it going. The great thing is it’s much easier to find the drive to dive in when it’s for something you love.

And Ange, ‘taint nothing, really. :)

Commercial photographer in Indianapolis, IN.


  • Ange (formerly Writer Mom)

    April 25, 2008

    Man, we were so closed off in P-field, I was an entirely different person. No amount of going out helped. It all had to do with not feeling right–or like we belonged. Feeling judged. Censoring ourselves all the time, maybe, because when you’ve got kids, you have to be more political and I’m not good at that.

    I keep thinking about that dinner we had at your place (and yes, you need to barbecue more often!), when we were all kinda settling in after a good meal, but not really showing our true selves yet, ya know? Then Naomi mentioned Flickr, and it was like someone uttered the secret password.
    I probably wouldn’t have gone to the Flickr Meet-Up group if you hadn’t gone, too. I’m chicken like that. And since then, yeah. I’m always amazed at how great everyone is, and with so little effort. Politics are practically non-existent. That lunch the other day? Wonderful. I felt so normal.

    It’s a great comfort knowing there’s like minded people out there.
    I’m so glad I ran into Naomi at that Target when I was pregnant with Pickles. People are always looking for burning bushes and things, but that was definitely some major turning point for me.

    *So when’s the next barbecue??

  • Paul D'Andrea

    April 27, 2008

    Some… weekend… when we’re all free. You should send an email to Naomi. :)

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