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Links, love and lore

Favorite quote this month:
“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
― David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our…

.alec soth

I’ve been introduced to many thought provoking photographers lately who create work that truly resonates with me. But ever since 2004, I have been fascinated by the work of Alec Soth. His work keeps presenting itself to me over and over. Ever since I received Blind Spot magazine with his image from Sleeping by the Mississippi on the cover, his images have worked their way under my skin.

I find it interesting to see how photographers who I admire create…

finding inspiration in the little things

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Sometimes it’s not obvious. It doesn’t have to be loud or flamboyant or trendy or popular. It can be small and down to earth and simple. Sometimes just a few words from a favorite song can spark off a new understanding for your own vision in photography.
All of life is in one drop of the ocean waiting to go home
Just waiting to go home
And if the moon can turn the tides
It can pull the…

. quiet and trust

“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.”

Sometimes images jump out at me and sometimes they take time to grow on me. It reminds me of the way I experience music.

I have discovered after years of finding favorite songs that if a song is popular and has a catchy beat, it appeals right away. It grabs you and makes you feel good the first time, the…

. photographs not taken



I just started reading the most amazing book about photographs not taken. The Photographs Not Taken is a collection of photographer’s essays edited by Will Steacy and published by Daylight. I just received it in the mail yesterday and haven’t been able to put it down. It’s been awhile since I’ve read anything so enticing.
The first moment I had it in my hand, I opened up to a random page in the middle and was immediately enthralled. I was…

a creative collaboration

What Path Will She Pick?
I was so fortunate to participate in Jane Fulton Alt’s Creative Collaboration!! It was such an amazing process for me and really gave my creative process the nudge it’s been needing. I have always loved ‘making’ images. From the moment I learned how to make high contrast masks of my negatives and use registration pins in the darkroom, I have been making composite photographic images.

Making images from piecing together several images has always been a…

.a special photography workshop

open your heart and mind
LOUPE Photography Workshop
Photographers use loupes to review, edit or analyze negatives and slides on a light table. Photographers using large format cameras also use a loupe to view the ground glass image to aid in focusing. The LOUPE Photography Workshop will help you look more closely at your own photography and your personal expressive style.
This 18 hour workshop is a fun and informative way to analyze photography and how inspiration can contribute to your own…

fine art composite darkroom

photography is [possessed]

Sometimes I feel like I’m possessed. I can’t help but want to create new work. I am obssessed about looking at art and photography and design but I’m also stuck and lost about my own current work. I just keep working and working on new images and new ideas constantly putting aside other necessary chores because I can’t help myself. However, I feel like…