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 quiet eye

  I had a pretty big year-at least for me. It was a nice gradual process and most of the time I felt as if I was holding my busy-ness at arm’s length so as to not get overwhelmed. I have discovered that I work better at a slower pace, …

.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 …

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 …

. 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 …

. 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 …

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 …

.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 personal vision as an artist. Learn to push yourself technically and creatively in photography, share your own view …

photography is [possessed]

[Kristianne Koch. Untitled. 1988. Photograph printed in the darkroom from a negative with litho film overlay] 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 …