Language and PhotographyYoure out on a walk on the beach down the road from your house. The sand beneath your bare feet sticks to your skin like chocolate sprinkles on a cupcake. Your camera, slung around your neck, bounces against your stomach as you squint at something in the distance. As you get nearer, you realise its a pelican and you get ready to take that shot.Language and Photography by ~Ellie-the-dreamer
Wait a minute take that shot. Take implies carrying something away with you, or physically removing an object and making off with it. And then of course theres the word shot. This is typically used when referring to guns, and bullets.
Why do we talk about photos like this? I do have a theory, but I dont know if its legitimate.
Its common for human beings to exploit their environment, and to use more resources than necessary to the point of harming or annihilating nature. We pollute the air, dump things in the ocean, kill animals for purposes other than for food, and generally dont take care of the
Every few months, Marisco and N.H Flight of the Eagle – showered, dressed up and accompanied by Niki Kuklenski – are welcome guests as they take a tour of the nursing home, stopping at each bed to kiss the patients or have a hug. Marisco and N.H are trained therapists, and they are llamas.
“It’s a treat, watching the llamas walk down the hallway,” says Jack Houston, one of the residents. “It’s amazing that there’s another life out there.” For some, it’s the most cuddling they receive in their time at the center; for others, it’s a welcome novelty, relieving the boredom of life in an institution. The llamas leave a profound impression. “I had never met one before,” remembers Holly Barto. “It was heaven. Just emotionally – to be able to touch an animal and hold an animal close.