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New York, New York! Oh how I love NY! I took my first business trip to NY with Morrison a few weeks ago. I was terrified. I was flying solo with him. Not only with him, but with all his gear and all my gear. I had no idea how I was going to do it. I was confiding to a mom friend who has twins and she said
I have a wonderful client who has hired me for maternity photography and then subsequently for newborn photography for all three of her pregnancies. Not only is she a gracious lovely woman, but she is also my muse. Every time she steps in front of the camera, I just go wow. She has this gorgeous alabaster skin and dark hair. For her most recent newborn shoot, we did it at
Now that family photography is dominated by color lifestyle photography, black and white photography, and black and white film photography, has started to become unique and special. I like that. I like that I am still offering film. I like that my 20 years of training and expertise has to be distilled into one, two or three rolls of film. I have to get it right. I can’t put the
How photographing an autistic child taught me to be a better photographer Today I photographed my first autistic child and I loved it. My client was worried because her son didn’t like to look at cameras, and she said, he can get very focused on something and not want to change course. Basically she was worried that this wouldn’t be what I expected or it would be difficult shoot. I
I have spent my career studying the unique shape of the pregnant woman. With my most recent series, I am studying the landscape created by this form. When the images are printed large, the form becomes foreign. Worthy of examination and discussion, this shape represents an area of the women’s body that is surrounded by debate of ownership, degradation by toxic environments, and depravation of corporate fertility centers charging exorbitant
During the 2004 election campaign, I was really bothered that gay marriage was so controversial. In response I decided to do a series of portraits of gay families to show that the love of these parents for their children was no different than straight parents. My hypothesis was simple. If those against marriage equality could see the love of the families in my photos, perhaps they could see the gay
I spent ten days at an artists’ retreat this past August and had a fantastic time. What came out of the program was a renewed sense of commitment to keep on progressing with my work with the pregnant female form. After many late night discussions with an artist friend (usually over wine which is so stereo typical), I decided I wanted to break the maternal nude into two categories, one
I recently did a proof edit over the phone with one of my favorite clients. I have been working with her long enough that we have similar discussions about images we like and images we think work together. She is so great, she comes up with brilliant ideas for triptych (three images together) that sometimes I haven’t even seen. I love that!
I sat in my office yesterday on deadline to complete an ad for a Seattle publication. I want to show some new work, but also didn’t want to stray too far from my brand photo. I decided to seek some assistance from the Facebook Community. And wow, people came through. I think this is the most response I have ever had on a posting. I like Facebook because even though