Archive for January, 2012

My New Home

My amazing new husband Joe got an amazing new job in Denver because he is amazing.  Thus, three months after our wedding I find myself in Colorado trying to figure out what the heck I am doing.  The fine art photography is going great with three concurrently running shows, a new project in the works, and I am gearing up for Fotofest in March.  Work wise I am looking for full time opportunities and it has been really interesting to research Denver area companies and meet lots of new people.  Meanwhile, I now have extra time on my hands to photograph whatever I want.

Colorado is gorgeous, no doubt about it but I have never been one to just photograph pretty pictures.  I am more interested in these small businesses and ad hoc architecture that I see in the nearby suburbs.  No question why I liked this picture….and no that is not my actual apartment.

All this photography has me thinking about composition.  What makes a picture a picture beyond the subject matter?

I think this photo is interesting because your eye is drawn to more than one focal point, both the sun and the sign.  If forces you to look around the picture and take in the entire scene.  I am looking forward to exploring my new city and using composition to put order around my experiences here.

 

Triple Threat

This winter I am a triple threat. I have photographs in three shows in three cities, so you have no excuse not to attend.

The show in San Francisco opens January 6th and runs until March 25th. It is a collaboration between myself and Leah Rosenberg, the talented painter, sculptor and baker. The gallery is showing my Shelf Life series, a new project about shrimp (yes, shrimp!), and our joint project which focuses on abstracting color and shape from mundane grocery store items.

The New York Photo Festival: Feast Your Eyes features a photo I shot in Peru of a simple yet amazing kitchen. It will be exhibited January 6th – 27th.

In addition, I moved to Denver, Colorado about six weeks ago.  I am excited to be a part of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center – iWorld show.  It will be an excellent introduction to the photographic community in my new hometown.  My photos will be shown at their gallery as well as in the Denver Library.

Hope to see you there!