i am no hill
in the catchment of your oasis.
not a granule in the rolling
meadow of your stolen ship.
i am your shadow, your quicksand,
the sea beneath your toes.
i will swallow you whole,
chew you up, spit you out.
you will do the same with me.
we are forever bound
by the hands of time.
as if one path were bound forever,
and all the trails to eternity were
silent and intersecting.
this earth that has housed
our fragile little lives is
ours for eternity. the slaves forging—
for i will find you once again
in the hands of time.
in the blue and white sky,
and the lightly battered sand
and us, black and still.
one day we will part,
and when that day comes,
just know, this is not our
final departure but our longing
to once again
by LORIN DREXLER
Gretchen Villaluna Baria (via http://www.moonhouseproductions.com)
Gretchen has been a full-time professional photographer since 2010. She has a background in illustration, painting, and dance, along with a deep interest in theatre, music, martial arts, and fashion. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Art. She feels all these elements influenced her photography.
When composing an image, Gretchen likes to keep things fun and natural. Her photography “spidey senses” are always working to anticipate great photo ops. She’ll offer direction or staging when needed, but generally, she plays off the energy of her clients, models, or environment. She shoots with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a full range of lenses. When processing images, she makes subtle adjustments for a clean and natural look.
Gretchen & Moonhouse Productions serves Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. Gretchen lives in Milwaukee with her husband and chihuahua. They love to eat and travel and love taking photos of what they eat and where they travel.
The name “Moonhouse” comes from a play on Gretchen’s maiden name, Villaluna.
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