Personal Style

Dad at Beach

This is one of my favorite pictures of my father.  This picture was taken in Florida – St. Petersburg I think.  My oldest sister and I were living in Tampa at the time and our parents came to visit for a little vacation.  We ended one day with a walk on the beach. I must have looked at it hundreds of times and never once questioned why he had a suit on at the beach – because that was Daddy.  My father almost always wore business clothes.  And unless he had on a tux, he only wore short-sleeved shirts.  Winter or summer – didn’t matter.  This is who he was and his personal style.

Style is made of so many elements – the era and culture we live in, climate, one’s heritage, our profession, how we feel about ourselves, how we wish to be seen, so many things.  It’s nice when we can find those things that reflect who we feel we are and make us comfortable in our own skin, even it if’s a suit on the beach.

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2 Responses to Personal Style

  1. Chris says:

    I think this photo has certain artistic qualities in its clean lines and simplicity. But that isn’t why I like it so much. And it probably wouldn’t even dawn on me that he is wearing a suit. When I look at it, I just feel a sense of freedom and inner peace. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you, Chris. I like that there are two subjects in the picture – the tree and my father and I like that they are both leaning. Interesting how a photo of a moment can capture so much.

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