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Developing an Art Series

Developing an Art Series

I am now immersed in an art series where I photograph people with tattoos and transform the photos by enlarging my negatives and printing with palladium. I combine different negatives to achieve the whole and often introduce natural forms into the prints. I do this to expand the narrative to include nature and speak of […] See the full post →

Photographing Children As They Grow Up

Photographing Children As They Grow Up

I recently saw two exhibitions which brought home to me the qualities that children possess as they transition between childhood and adulthood. Children absorb all that is around them from their families to the world at large. The wood sculptures of Gerhard Demetz at Jack Shainman Gallery show the gravity of this awareness. Also at […] See the full post →

Art with Women's Narratives

Art with Women’s Narratives

I love to tell stories both for clients, who commission my services, and in my art work. Recently I have seen two art exhibitions that express the experiences of women. One, which recently closed at Gagosian, is the jewelry-sculpture of Victoire de Castellane. Another exhibit, current at this time, is at the 303 Gallery. It […] See the full post →

My Approach & Process

My Approach & Process

I am working on a page for my website to explain in detail my approach and process. Here I am explaining one of the ways I work with my clients to tell their stories. I will illustrate this post with photographs printed with palladium and silver gelatin paper. I wrote this as I was thinking […] See the full post →

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 →