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Portrait Series

Portrait Series

This is a series of portraits done during a photo session focused on tattoos. As an art project, I have abstracted from my portraits to highlight the tattoos. I have placed this project on Lens Culture, an online magazine for contemporary art and photography. See the full post →

Photographs of Swans

Photographs of Swans

Swans are an inspiration for my art. I have been following the news about mute swans in New York state. I am grateful for the uproar that has changed the mind of the Department of Conservation to NOT kill these beautiful birds. There doesn’t seem to be proof that swans damage the environment. One official […] See the full post →

Photography & Cats

Photography & Cats

Cats have been playing a part in my art work lately. Sometimes they are in the photograph but this time, a cat started a whole art project. Her name is Muffin and she found a poppy flower to play with at her owner’s home. I had photographed poppies in a vase for her owner, a […] See the full post →

Tattoo Photos:  About Artists

Tattoo Photos: About Artists

As I photograph the tattoos that people have, I marvel at the art work of the tattoo artists. Through photographing the clients, I feel like I am meeting the artists themselves. Diana here has one arm with the flower work of Chris O Donnell and her other arm is done with a bird and in […] See the full post →

Tattoo Photography Project

Tattoo Photography Project

I am photographing people with sleeve tattoos. I am finding that people put on their bodies art that has meaning to them. One of the men I have photographed used imagery from the woodcuts of Albrecht Durer. He had his tattoo artist take parts of the woodcuts, particularly the religious and apocalyptic woodcuts. This is […] See the full post →

Tattoo Photography Project:  Sleeves

Tattoo Photography Project: Sleeves

I have started a Tattoo Art Project with photographing the amazing sleeve tattoos that I see on people. I am always curious about the tattoos they have chosen and the meaning that these tattoos have for each person. Sometimes the tattoos have been done over time and have a history that matches the person’s journey. […] See the full post →

Tattoo Photography Project

Tattoo Photography Project

This is a teaser for my exciting new photography project. These will be prints that are art and for sale. More to follow. See the full post →

Close Ups in Photos

Close Ups in Photos

Sometimes a face or honing in on a subject says it all. I sometimes start with a whole photo and ask myself what in this photo strikes me the most. In this photo, the little girl’s face just shines as she looks directly at my camera. I use large format negatives so that I may […] See the full post →

Photographs of Flowers as Part of Your Life

Photographs of Flowers as Part of Your Life

Are you taking time to smell the flowers? Summer is wonderful with its colorful spread of blooms. This photo was done with a technique called gum bichromate. Ask me about it. Lilies are out now in New York and the Northeast. See the full post →

Palladiums for New Baby

Palladiums for New Baby

What can it mean to add to the experience of being photographed the memory of what was blooming on a particular day? This spring I photographed a mom, pregnant with her second child, and her daughter. As this was in the early spring, I chose to print with palladium and add the Hellebore flower to […] See the full post →