In line with all the sentiment I put into our anniversary picnic, mementos from our life together, I chose this Pablo Neruda poem, a souvenir from our time in Santiago, Chile, to read to Kevin over our picnic spread… a verbal anniversary card if you will…which now unfolds into our visual history with these intimate and simple snapshots of each other capturing this time alone – he & I on the beach with nothing but the sea.:
“I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.”
19 thoughts on “Portraits of Each Other”
this is just so beautiful!! x
And how lucky you are to have found THAT kind of love…
All kinds of wonderful xxxx
You pinched my heart…Neruda’s my all-time favorite…this is the one I love most (I think, if there’s a way to love just one most) http://thue.stanford.edu/jacquie/callas.html
Just read your fav, so hauntingly beautiful.
isn’t being in love the best thing ever..gut-wrenching but beautiful all at the same time. Happy Anniversary
yes, yes, yes and thank you
What a beautiful poem, Jamie!
Happy anniversary. What a beautiful portrait of you, Jamie. Did you shoot film or digital?
Sound of Chic
Classic style set to an indie soundtrack
All tri-x 400 film 🙂
Love Neruda and that poem in particular–the bit about your hand on my chest was in my wedding vows. Happy anniversary to you both.
My favorite Neruda, how beautiful to have them in your wedding vows!
Such a lovely poem and the photos are beautiful. Happy anniversary to you both!
amazing artistic photos full of love
Happy Anniversary! These are lovely portraits! I remember I started following you on instagram after you posted a photos on your way to your rehearsal dinner in a beautiful dress. It’s been an exciting two years just from your work alone! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness and beautiful moments captured by Ann Street Studio!
Awww thank you Dana!! 😀
I love your portraits. I think I came across your photos through Instagram first under your account. I fell In love with your photos of New York the rawness, glamour and simplicity. I admire your style.