Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Story Part 106 – Photographs

Kodachrome
You give us those nice bright colors
You give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away

I my humble opinion, we love our cameras. When I first came out of the closet I couldn’t take enough pictures of myself as Diana. It was a digital revolution. In the old days with film cameras you had to have them developed at the drug store and run the risk of being recognized. Some took the film to a town far away so they wouldn’t be identified, but all that changed when digital cameras came out. Then you could print the photos on your printers.

I have hundreds of early photos of myself and boy have I changed! Now I rarely take photos of myself, usually only special occasions. So here is a photo journey through time…

Starting in 1998 up at the cottage, this was when I was still closeted, before I went to my first support group…
This was in 1999 when I was going to my first support group, Connecticut Outreach Society.
Then we move to 2000… The COS annual banquet.
2001, back out on the cottage deck.
This was at First Event, a conference that is held every year in the Boston area and the year was 2002.
The 2003 COS Banquet…
Then in 2004 I was at Real Art Ways where this picture was taken.
2005 at a fundraiser for the Imperial Sovereign Court of All of CT…
This photo is from the CTAC Busted fashion show in 2007, followed by…
The 2008 Busted fashion show...
Then in 2009 I helped out at our Lobby Day in the Legislative Office Building…
In 2010 I went out to eat with a friend where she snapped this picture of me…
And finally in 2011 a friend took this picture of me at Fantasia Fair in Provincetown MA. at their banquet.
Noticed how I changed over time and I think for the better.

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