Adam Stevens Photography

December 12, 2010

The Big Brother…

My favorite author when I was growing up was Gerald Durrell. I wanted to live his life. He even wrote of his younger years growing up, one of my favorite books from that time of his life was “My Family and Other Animals”. I identified with that. Not that there was a 10 min wait for the bathroom on any given morning, but I had loads of critters. Don’t get me wrong, I had a wonderfully large, interesting, entertaining and loving extended family. And the description could probably be extended to them as well, the ‘others animals’ bit.

We don’t all have is a big brother like my Uncle Dan though. My dad’s older brother (ok, so as the 5th of 5 boys there are 4 people that applies to..) is one of my two uncle Dan’s. Yep, that’s right. I’ve got two. But that’s another story. Back to the photos. My Dad’s brother Dan was in town for a visit that coincided with my Dad’s book release and signing. We got to go back to their farm for dinner, and some fun with Uncle Dan. Let’s just say our girls love an audience, and Uncle Dan loved being just that for them. And he can be quite a character himself. Joscelyn said she understood me way better after she had met my extended family. I’m not exactly sure what she meant by that.

Careful though.  Everyone has a breaking point….

And just like that.  Back to ‘normal’.




  1. Oh Adam, these are wonderful. For the middle picture, you might want to say, “Caffeinism – an idea whose time has come?” or “And don’t forget to ask Uncle Dan about politics!” Or both.

    Good work.

    Uncle Dan

    Comment by Dan Stevens — December 12, 2010 @ 8:00 am

  2. Wow! I guess it has been a long time since I saw your Uncle Dan. He is looking a whole lot more like your dad & Uncle Dave. Does time do that to us? Excellent pictures! You have cought the personality that I remember. A.A.

    Comment by Aunt Ann — December 12, 2010 @ 11:04 am

  3. Uncle Dan- I like your second idea best!

    Hope your staying warm!

    Comment by photobby — December 13, 2010 @ 10:35 am

  4. Great portraits. Your family is lucky to have you around to shoot them! Oh, wait did that sound wrong? Have a Great Christmas!

    Comment by kkhphotos — December 14, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

  5. wow, the brothers do look a lot alike! The middle one, especially; malleable faces run in the family!

    Comment by Rose Peacock — December 23, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

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