As I get out of bed this morning I try not to feel the sting as I glance at my calendar and realize that I will be alone again this year.
It is not unusual for me to be by myself. I do it all the time, but today is different. It’s a day when I don’t like to be alone. It’s a day when no one should be alone. Today is my birthday.
After all these years you would think I would be used to it, but somehow the hurt of being alone on my birthday never goes away.
Since 1992 my husband and I have not been in the same city for more than three weeks in a row. These images are a collaboration between my husband and me. It is an attempt to describe what our relationship looks like.
Deanne Andrus is a fine art photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Midway, Utah. In November 2012, she will receive an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta).
After becoming an empty nester a short time ago she decided to go back to school. Now she is constantly found with a camera in her hands. Deanne is completely devoted to her craft and constantly loves to learn new methods and apply them.
Deanne’s favorite time of day is the morning. She finds the natural light at dawn breathtaking. It is her favorite time to take photographs. She is married to Garth Andrus, who has a passion for travel; and without any coaxing, she tags along. She enjoys their constant adventures. Together they live in Georgia and spend summers in Utah.
Jerry Atnip has a 38-year career as a commercial and fine art photographer. His images have been published in 40 countries, and since 2003, he’s held over 75 exhibitions and been presented with over 90 awards. He is also a teacher, workshop director, curator, juror, frequent lecturer and serves on the boards of several Arts &
Photography organizations, including Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival and Slow Exposures Photofestival. His work has been collected by museums, corporate and private collectors and he is an Exhibiting Member of The National Arts Club in New York.