19 Mar

Her name is Diana

My friend Christopher Evans recently lent me one of his Diana cameras to try out. The Diana is a plastic toy camera very similar to the Holga. Both shoot medium format film, and produce artsy fartsy photographs through their respective technical faults, such as vignetting and light leaks. The Diana’s image size is slightly smaller […]

17 Mar

I touch the earth

“I know I am made from this earth, as my mother’s hands were made from this earth, as her dreams came from this earth and all that I know, I know in this earth…and I long to tell you, you who are earth too, and listen as we speak to each other of what we […]

16 Mar

The feminine touch

The article on Bending Light has only been online for a day and already the response has been terrific. I’m really glad people are finding it so helpful in getting them motivated to either try shooting portraits, or trying it again. The above shot is one I decided to leave out of the portfolio selection […]

15 Mar

Bending Light magazine feature

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the latest online issue of Bending Light Magazine. I was asked to contribute an article on “Overcoming the Anxiety of Portrait Photography”, as part of their current theme of Angst. It was a very interesting subject for me to explore and realize how far I’ve come since I […]

13 Mar

What to do with old love letters…

Before Catherine Jamieson started Utata, she led a much smaller private group that I was a part of called Woman. As you can guess, it was comprised of only female photographers and it provided a private place for “talented women who take their art seriously.” It didn’t last very long but while it did we […]

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