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A special goodbye to Beate

I would like to thank Beate personally for her dedication to the craft of framing for so many years.  She is extremely talented and was an absolute pleasure to work with.  La Linea Bella will continue under new ownership and we would like to publicly wish Beate well with her move to Ashville, North Carolina.  Below is a copy of a feature she did on one of my landscape images, “The Tree” and a discussion on printing your images and the important place that quality printing and framing should hold in your home.  You may view the full post by clicking on the link below:

La Linea Bella – Photographers feature: Print vs. Digital | Rob Garland

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The Dalai Lama’s visit

I was asked to follow the Dalai Lama around for approximately 3 1/2 hours during his visit to Charlottesville last week and ended up with a few images on the Dalai Lama’s worldwide website as well as the chance to meet him after lunch.

The Dalai Lama


Ben Hair Swim For Life on USA Swimming website

On April 22, Gordon Hair, a longtime friend of our family, coordinated an event that took place at Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center.  The Benjamin Hair Swim for Life Foundation had it’s kickoff event featuring Sabir Muhammad, the most decorated African American Swimmer in U.S. History.  He gave a motivational talk to kids from The Charlottesville Greenbrier Elementary Afterschool Program and coordinated an swim lesson for all of them.  To view more about the event, click on NBC 29s link to the event: NBC 29 – Benjamin Hair Just Swim for Life kickoff event.  The foundation hopes to give out over 500 scholarships for swim lessons this year and it’s goal is to teach 10,000 throughout central Virginia.

I would like to thank the foundation for allowing me to be a part of the day.  As a former youth and high school swimmer, it was a treat to see Sabir Muhammad, watch him instruct, and document the morning.


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