A Picture of Friendship in the Time of Covid - Meredith Craig de Pietro

Author/ Journalist Meredith Craig de Pietro's Photographs 

A Picture of Friendship & Hope in the Time of Covid

Welcome to Thomas Fuchs Creative. We are a design and home accessories company with an online store and blog.

Twice a week (Mondays & Thursdays) I upload my meanderings and thoughts of people in the design, art and culture world we come into contact with giving our readers a behind the scenes look at what inspires us.

Have you ever thought why you are friends with certain people or what commonality you share if any at all, or perhaps you are just fascinated by his/her personality that draws you in to a bond of friendship.

Now more than ever as we ease out of quarantine we seem to be more mindful of who we interact with in our immediate space. We second guess people who we would rather risk seeing at the "risk" of possibly being exposed to this virus.

Photo Credit: Author/ Journalist Meredith Craig de Pietro, Rye - New Hampshire

I came to New York city in 1995. Shortly after working at Irene Marie Model Management as a junior men's booker in Miami. I found a job at Aqua Models in NYC where I met Meredith Craig. Our friendship bonded over the Oprah Winfrey Show playing on a TV in our office background every afternoon at 4pm. 

Photo Credit: Author/ Journalist Meredith Craig de Pietro, Rye - New Hampshire

Over the many years our conversations have grown deeper as we have our Metaphysical Monday chats about past, present and future patterns. Patterns we have patterns, patterns we want and ones we don't.

It was not until this covid isolation I realized my true friendship of her was based on a silent poetry that revealed itself in her photos she was posting to her instagram account. 

They resonated with me so deeply that while driving my car I had gotten a notice on my phone mounted by magnate to the dashboard of my cars air condition vent of a new photo she posted. I had to pull the car over and took a deep breath and took in the energy that she was broadcasting to the world. 

Photo Credit: Author/ Journalist Meredith Craig de Pietro, Rye - New Hampshire

The years have come and gone we both married, she and husband Tony had Lincoln while Thomas and I have had 3 dog babies and the friendship continues to grow. 

From our global posts as people with big titles in NYC and around the world to shining the light on ourselves becoming our own industries - she the author / journalist and me cofounder of a design company manufacturing and retailing home accessories across our globe. 

Photo Credit: Author/ Journalist Meredith Craig de Pietro, Rye - New Hampshire

I spoke to her on this Miami Memorial Day for our Metaphysical Monday chat that last anywhere from 1-2 hours as we recount our weekends and life coming out of covid we dedicated ourself to "Finding the Hero Within".

Meredith has penned her middle grade novel which I cannot wait to read and I know as she writes the words to her story has so eloquently she continues to expressed herself in the quietness of her pages. I am so lucky to feel the breeze of friendship she exudes carrying me from one life experience to another.

Photo Credit: Author/ Journalist Meredith Craig de Pietro, Rye - New Hampshire

By way of these photographs Meredith has reveals that we are floating on the same breeze like "birds of a feather" up and down bouncing our way from sea to shining sea. 

I quickly called Meredith from my car and said "who needs an old school  calendar to hang in the kitchen or your home or office you are the new Ansel Adams

Photo Credit: Author/ Journalist Meredith Craig de Pietro, Rye - New Hampshire 

 

We should all be so lucky to cultivate friendships as this one. There is a saying in Spanish that I remembered while writing this " Dime quienes son tus amigos y te diré quien eres" - Translation: Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are. In this respect I saw my own reflection in her photos.

Hold your friends close and remember to look at them in the amazing light they are and remember to give the light you take. It's just very MUN. 

To Read Meredith's Articles:


https://www.meredithcraigdepietro.com/writing

 

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About Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating "pure" photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph. He and Fred Archer developed an exacting system of image-making called the Zone System, a method of achieving a desired final print through a deeply technical understanding of how tonal range is recorded and developed in exposure, negative development, and printing. The resulting clarity and depth of such images characterized his photography.

Adams was a life-long advocate for environmental conservation, and his photographic practice was deeply entwined with this advocacy. At age 12, he was given his first camera during his first visit to Yosemite National Park. He developed his early photographic work as a member of the Sierra Club. He was later contracted with the United States Department of the Interior to make photographs of national parks. For his work and his persistent advocacy, which helped expand the National Park system, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980.

Adams was a key advisor in establishing the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, an important landmark in securing photography's institutional legitimacy. He helped to stage that department's first photography exhibition, helped found the photography magazine Aperture, and co-founded the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.

 

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