Sunday, June 24, 2012

Melody of strings

weaver's loom from Brett Faucett on Vimeo.

I recently made a weaver's loom for my daughter Acacia and we have a house guest that is experienced in using a weaver's loom staying with us. Combining those two together and Acacia has a great creative outlet. As does her Dad trying to be creative by filming her. This was about 10 min of weaving condensed down to about 3 1/2 min. I didn't do much in post processing and I wanted the dark and shallow focus look to the video. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Coming Home

Shelly has been training these young boys from Urban Light how to bake for almost a year now. I don't know if they are really gaining a new job skill or just love to meet every week to take their mind off of what their life is really like. Can you blame them for wanting consistency in their lives especially from somebody that doesn't want use them for their bodies. I've recently begun a soccer/sports program at Urban Light and I show up every Friday at the drop in center just to play games or do activities with the boys. They really seem to enjoy it and are always happy to see me.

 The boys are so sweet and innocent and it makes me cry every time I watch the video above. They are just teenagers!    I see how genuine and nice they are and then I think about some adult male using and abusing them for their own twisted sexual satisfaction. I can't imagine the shame and rejection the boys must endure.  They are like the throwaways that nobody seems to notice or care about.

 I don't think I have to do much of anything to make an impact with these boys other than be myself. I am a foreigner that they can trust and will not use and abuse them. I feel like just being there and role modeling what it is like to have a relationship with an adult male is hugely significant.  I just have to be with them and love them for who they are. No judgement, no condemnation just love.