After talking with Candace, I immediately had this location in mind to photograph the interpretation of what she said about how her mental illness felt to her. Wide expanse of prairie, no trees, with little to no sign of civilization. The trick for me was finding the location. — More on the blog, including a video of the area with voiceover.Read More
I quickly got the digital camera out of my bag and snapped the shutter.
I was lucky to just barely capture the woman walking and throwing a stick for her dogs before the composition was lost because she would have been too far away from me.Read More
Words and sketches are photographic ideas waiting to happen.
In the end, I did find this extremely helpful to me to get my ideas down first. …Creating "...the wall...Innocent child. A small flower bud….A powerful, sometimes evil personality. A spider mum. Florist suggests even painting the mum a dark color. ..Idea of a silhouette…Read More
My Motivation - You know when you have to do something? Even though you can't change the past, maybe you can effect the future, even a small way?Read More
— Hydrangeas are beautiful and strong, and ever so resilient. This photograph represents YOUR strength, resilience, and beauty, too.Read More
...I created this image for Richard's story of his continuing journey living with schizoaffective disorder with bipolar. I'm including an excerpt from the interview that will be a part of the exhibit. There's a behind the scenes video, too.Read More
I've been staring at the printed version of this image for over a month now. I printed it as a 30x20" gallery wrapped canvas, and it's been leaning against the living room wall, so I've been seeing it every. single. day. (My office, a spare bedroom, is pretty full right now, so that's why my work has overflowed to the living room.)
Originally photographed about threeRead More
A couple months ago I was part of a photo challenge to create a diptych. While I understand what it is, I had a hard time seeing the relationships between two apparently distinct subjects. My brain just wasn't recognizing visual patterns and relationships, so my entries were sub par to say the least.Then POW! This afternoon I was looking at a couple of my photographs for a totally unrelated reason, and I suddenly saw the pattern between a self portrait and a nature image.Read More
I'm not sure what it is about walking in the woods, alone with my thoughts. It's quiet, except for the sound of my feet and the crunching leaves on the trail, maybe a bird, or some little critter dusting up leaves as he scurries along the ground. But that's it. It's kind of like all the stuff in life takes a back seat—that to do list, work, anything that's annoying you.Read More
Remember those fun tubes you'd look through as a kid, and you'd hold it up to the light, look through the opposite end, and twist to see these tumbling, twisting, colorful, abstract shapes?Read More