What if people would agree to share part of their life story and tell me how their mental illness feels? What if I used my skills as a photographer to visually interpret what people told me? -- The goal of this project, "What Mental Illness Feels Like—Images & Stories", is to create an empathic relationship in the viewer through photography and storytelling, decrease stigma and increase awareness of mental illness; and, ultimately, to humanize it.Read More
Putting the FUN back in functional! Check out these great totes and more!
In addition to prints and gallery wrapped canvases of my photography available on my website here - BarbKelloggPhotography.com/shop -- you can now buy home goods and tech items on Society6.com/barbkellogg. Totes, pillows, comforters, duvets, phone cases....and more!Read More
You're invited to Art at Waters Edge! --
Enjoy a relaxing indoor art experience! Light snacks provided! Bring a friend, too. This event is being held inside Barb's home in Avon, Minnesota. Put it on your calendar and I'll see you soon! --- Why out of my home? It's a more relaxed environment for my patrons to see my photographic art, and talk to me in a quieter place than what a typical art fair allows. And because I wanted a better experience for you than just my work, I asked a few artist friends to join me — and they said yes!Read More
Who is this for?
You've got a DSLR, mirrorless, or point-and-shoot camera, but are disappointed with your results. You're probably relatively new to photography, or are now wanting to dedicate some of your time to learning more. I can help.Read More
Life Inspired Family Session. This is not your typical portrait session. This kind of photo session embraces all that your family is—wonderful, crazy, loving, and fun.Read More
"Romantic Daisy" - This little romantic lovely was photographed with film. I'm really loving the softer quality and colors of these images. Right now it's all still very new and experimental for me. I'm going to keep bringing you more, in addition to still shooting with a digital camera.Read More
Revealing the beauty of shape and texture - To see in color truly is a wondrous experience. But take all or part of it away, and another world is revealed.Read More
Lessons Learned So Far in Long Exposure Photography...and what the heck is long exposure photography?
There's something for everyone in this blog post. I'll start with a definition, then show you some major mistakes, some lesser mistakes, and many lessons learned. For some of you, even though you have no desire take these kind of photographs, you might have wondered a bit how they were made.Read More
Creating an Oasis; or, Why I Make Art
I've been thinking about the question "Why I Make Art" for some time now. It's not an easy answer, as what I create can be for as many reasons as there are images. And I don't want to sound like a cliche´. Or, too arty and unrelateable. But somewhere recently I came across the idea of an oasis. And the notes I wrote included the above definition, with my addition of "from the negativity in our lives".Read More
There are many advantages to buying a gallery wrapped canvas vs. a print. Convenience, saves time, durable, and click through for more.Read More