As we flip the first page on our 2013 calendars, it hardly seems like 13 years since we greeted the first day of that momentous new year 2000. How time flies when you’re having fun.
Early followers of A Glass Half Full will know that I regularly feature the images of Australian photographer Tommy Campion, an archive of imaginative and fun pictures, mostly black-and-white and taken mostly throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Tommy is based on the Gold Coast, and many of his shots feature the 42km stretch of beaches for which that part of Australia is famous.
This photograph was taken on New Year’s Day, 2000, at Main Beach. As Tommy tells it, after he had sought permission and photographed the young woman and her child, she left the beach without giving him her name. The photo was published in a book, and also in a women’s magazine which used the heading: “Searching for the Millennium Girl”.They found her.
I love this image because of the look of sheer joy and happiness on the woman’s face. What a wonderful image for a new year and a new era. I hope this year brings all my readers and followers much joy. Happy New Year!