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My photography is the outward expression of the deep love that I feel in my heart. Since I was a child I have felt so much love for this realm & that feeling was at times hard to contain. My camera is my best friend & is my tool for grounding. I am a survivor of extreme violence and I believe in kindness. I have worked hard in many ways for decades to heal. I bring this understanding of human struggle & grace to my work with others. The Velvet Underground song that was sung by Nico I’ll Be Your Mirror best reflects my work with other people.

I photograph my life.
I photograph beauty, my family, friends, artists, musicians, nature, culture, my travels.There are so many stories to share & tell.

My new blog is my Love Manifesto. I invite you in to my life in the form of stories & pictures.

We as humans are all interwoven in so many ways. We are interwoven with each other & with this earth & her creatures, with the ocean, the stars & beyond. It is time to cast away the old ways that are steeped in fear & competition. It is time to listen to the other, to listen & bare witness to so much. We can work to build beautiful solutions to this mess that we are in together. I learn so much from listening to people. I want to know more. We can keep learning how to be kind, each day … it is a practice.

I am very thankful to everyone who opens up to me & shares their art, their passions & their stories with me. I love to visit people’s homes & studios. We cozy up, they make me tea & coffee & sometimes lunch or cake & they tell me stories. I love the people who put themselves in front of my camera we make beautiful stories together & they are often brave.

I have learned from my kids, Amma & all of my other teachers that through loving ourselves & community involvement, with humor & grace we can become strong.

This is often a hard life for so many, for this I always hold Love in my heart.
Let’s take it down to the dirt. Let’s get real. I am so ready for it all.

Velvet Underground I’ll Be Your Mirror
By Lou Reed

I’ll be your mirror
Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know
I’ll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on your door to show that you’re home

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you’re twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
‘Cause I see you

I find it hard to believe you don’t know
The beauty that you are
But if you don’t let me be your eyes
A hand in your darkness, so you won’t be afraid

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you’re twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
‘Cause I see you

I’ll be your mirror

Om Shanti Om ~ {Om Peace Om} ~ Paz y Amor,
Jennifer Esperanza

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