2015

breaking rules

I am completing the third week in my class with Candela, and felt like the lesson we've been working on was an important one to share. it really applies to life in general, but I'll explain it as it relates to photography. we were asked to make a list of the rules we've learned or heard we should follow in photography.  I made my list as it relates to my style of shooting - women's portraiture. ...
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2015

familiar things

im taking a class online about inspiration, and an assignment we had recently was to take a close look at the things in our home that we have special connections to - and then photograph them in beautiful natural light. we spend a lot of time out in the world searching for beautiful light, waiting for it, waking up before sunrise to capture it, or setting it up and creating it artificially. this e ...
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2015

watertank 

I'd love to share some work from the watertank in Motherwell last month. I really think this is some of my most creative work. yay! Steller Stories xo! //steller.co/site/static/js/steller.js
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2015

oatmeal

a raisin in oatmeal — describes my experience growing up in the late 60’s in the Pacific NW at a time when blacks were just beginning to move to the west coast, and not many had made it to the northern most corner of the US. my all white environment was all I knew, and my speech pattern still reflects it.  however, I was not always accepted in that environment - and I felt isolated more than inclu ...
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2015

always learning

how do you keep yourself from evaporating? I heard this phrase a few days ago - evolve or evaporate. my constant thirst for knowledge, and challenge to learn through experience has definitely helped my view of the world evolve.  it's pushed my photography even further. there is something inside me needs to get out, and in order to convey it in it's most complete form I continue to learn and ...
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