Photographs of Maternity:  Honoring Nature

Photographs of Maternity: Honoring Nature

This set of photographs complements a set that I wrote of in the blog post, “Maternity Photos & Tattoos”. We just did a second photo session as she gets closer to her baby’s birth, which she intends to be a home birth. She honors nature with her choices of butterfly wings and a fig tattoo. […] See the full post →

Engagement Photo Session

Engagement Photo Session

So excited to share a few recent engagement photographs. This newly engaged couple came to my studio in Brooklyn. I worked with my 4X5″ large format camera and these photos, that I have picked out, are actually from the contact sheets. Can’t wait to learn their favorites. See the full post →

Photos & Nature into Palladium Art

Photos & Nature into Palladium Art

I often take my photographs and make negatives to do collaged work with palladium on Japanese gampi paper. I have taken these photographs of a beautiful tattoo on a woman’s back and combined these with a shed snake skin as part of the composition. Here is a recent piece showing the snake skin and the […] See the full post →

Art, Photographs & Halloween

Art, Photographs & Halloween

A special time of year: spiritually we see beyond the everyday. Our paths cross with Nature as we descend into the colder seasons. I just put up a portfolio on the Lens Culture site that is about our bodies, our tattoos and nature. See the full post →

Photos Honor M4M

Photos Honor M4M

Miles for Midwives race is held each year in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. This year the race took place on Oct. 4th in a driving rain. This post, like a baby past his/her due date, is a bit late due to my travels after I photographed the marvelous people who gave sponsorship and support. To give […] See the full post →

Photography, Art & What's Precious

Photography, Art & What’s Precious

I am always interested in how our human lives intersect with the natural world. Flora and fauna have always been part of our lives whether for use or for beauty. Tulips became a luxury in Western Europe in the 17th century. This made this flower attractive to propagate and assure its flourishing. Tigers are a […] See the full post →

Tattoo Art for a Midwife

Tattoo Art for a Midwife

This week is a big celebration for Midwives in our nation. They are known to help women give birth in a respectful, loving way. On Saturday the New York Midwives and Choices in Childbirth held their annual race in Prospect Park, Brooklyn to honor the work that midwives do. One lovely midwife, I have had […] See the full post →

Maternity Photos & Tattoos

Maternity Photos & Tattoos

Having maternity photos done is a celebration of the beginning of new life. So are having tattoos done to mark important times in one’s life. Here are photos of a woman who is enjoying her pregnancy. Her tattoos mark past moments in her life’s journey. See the full post →

About Creativity

About Creativity

I am thrilled when I see art work that speaks of the authentic voice of an artist. Two artists, Stephanie Tamez and Virginia Elwood, are both showing at Ricco Maresca Gallery. Stephanie and Virginia are tattoo artists and although it would seem that this show is totally about tattoos, both Stephanie and Virginia transcend this […] See the full post →

Family Photos:  Fun at Pier 5 in Brooklyn

Family Photos: Fun at Pier 5 in Brooklyn

With the skyline of Manhattan across the river, the open space at the Brooklyn piers were a wonderful playground for two young sisters and their parents. There is such pleasure in taking time out from our busy lives to play with our children! Here are a few photographs from an afternoon that started with rain […] See the full post →