Author Archives: BÁRBARA HERRNSDORF

About BÁRBARA HERRNSDORF

STORYTELLING is my love, my life (after God and my husband, of course)! I use PHOTOGRAPHY, WRITING, POETRY and ORAL PRESENTATIONS to tell stories. YES! I AM AVAILABLE FOR HIRE! (Scroll to the bottom for LINKS to some my work!) I recently relocated to MIAMI (goodbye snow!) but I was born and raised in NYC. I am an EU citizen as well and hope to figure out the way to make SPAIN my next home. I think the most essential element for a REWARDING LIFE is developing, nurturing and maintaining QUALITY CONNECTIONS with other people. I believe the quality of a person's character is all that matters and who we are can easily be seen by how we act towards and treat others - not what we wear, what we have, or what we can or cannot buy. I love meeting and engaging with people, talking, getting to know each other, sharing stories, seeing the world from someone else's perspectives and sharing mine. I absolutely love, traveling, biking, hiking, and reading. I am a voracious reader and LOVE LEARNING NEW THINGS in just about any subject at all. I am drawn to INTERIOR DESIGN and my husband and I have built some of our furniture. I enjoy restoring/repurposing things and I make my own handcrafted olive oil soaps, too (http://www.facebook.com/barbaraconamor). I LOVE COLOR although a good majority of my photographs are in black and white! I think a sense of humor and LAUGHTER are important gifts to be lavished wildly and if I ever won the lottery I would get a massage every day. I know the difference a simple SMILE can make and I give them out freely! If given the chance to help someone and I can, I do, and I have learned some of the best lessons in life from my dog - DOGS ROCK! I am sentimental and nostalgic and have been known to cry over a television commercial or the quiver of a word in a song. I love poker, board games, pogo sticks and red wine, of course, not always all together, I find it ruins my poker face! Days that include talking with people (and if over coffee - even better) wandering FLEA MARKETS, garage sales, perusing luxury department stores, magazines, MUSEUMS, book stores, galleries, Chanel red lipstick, swimming in the ocean, beach combing, swinging in a HAMMOCK, eating fresh picked fruit, ROAD TRIPS, Frisbee, and cooking all delight me! I absolutely love LIVE MUSIC of almost any kind imaginable. I am a literature, music, dance and art lover in general but I especially gravitate towards James Baldwin, Frank McCourt, Mark Twain, flamenco, Cuban jazz, John Lee Hooker, classical Spanish guitar, 14th-18th century European paintings and am a very ROMANTIC and PASSIONATE person who cherishes beautiful expression of any kind. Wish to CONTACT ME? Kindly, E-MAIL me at barbara@barbaraherrnsdorf.com regarding: -hiring me -other professional opportunities for photography, writing, or storytelling -my availability -more information -feedback, comments or suggestions I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for taking the time to visit!

just before you go

just before you go will you stand beside me will you tell me I’m beautiful will you tell me you love me will you hold me to you will you whisper to me will you possess even to the very … Continue reading

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Crossing

Crossing On the edge – cold steel girder, rivets – will they hold me? Or should I let my fingers… unfurl? Journey into the unforgivable pit of inhumanity or can the span support the weight of my grief until I … Continue reading

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Legacy

Inside my birthday card you scrawled – buy yourself something. The text message you sent me read – call when you feel better. Your voicemail said – people take taxis after surgery all the time. You’ll be fine. What more … Continue reading

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Increase Your Joy

It was a simple question; an innocent question.  “Can you take a picture of me in the air when jump off the swing?” “Why yes.  Yes, I can!” Do something I love while he gets to be the daredevil he … Continue reading

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Consequences

Consequences And so it starts… You are the host. You are ravaged, slowly by the worst kind of insidious, slow-growing disease. You convulse. You fester. You turn around and round with the full ferocity of a terrible tempest- searching for … Continue reading

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Two

Solitude may bring soft, sweet silence. Singularness may bring untethered freedom. Partnership? Coupling may bring intermittent strife, struggle, discord, – unrivaled frustration. Pairing may sometimes be loud, messy, inconvenient, -fraught with self-sacrifice. Aah, but nothing will ever result in the … Continue reading

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PASS WITH CARE

Daydreams distractions jubilations jitters exhaustions emotions Bubbling up swirling around consuming fleeting living dying Hitherto henceforth never again forevermore – we come and go… To the oncologists office for biopsy results to the airport for your lover’s return from two … Continue reading

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