Monday, February 20, 2017

Back from the Big Apple

Even though members of the Professional Women Photographers were surprised to see me at the reception, I'm so glad we went.  Amazing to be in such a great street photo show at #JaditeGallery on the west side.  Am on the train as I write this and am delighted that I've figured out a way to do this on the iPad... since my laptop isn't working and I need to bring it in to #TechPort on Monday morning.  We did old things (like drinks at the Blue Bar at the Algonquin) and new things - going to the Met Breuer (which I'll cover on the Ann Tracy blog).  Here are some photos from the night.  And I'm delighted that my photo make the poster!

Well I tried to get the photos from my android phone to my iPad, but no dice.  So now it's three weeks later and I'm finally finishing this post.  The highlights of those three weeks include getting some kind of crud that was going around; having to take a bus to Boston for a doc appointment while I was still sick b/c it had taken me a month to get that appointment; doing something to my right shoulder requiring a couple weeks of physical therapy - not that I was lying around eating bon-bons.  But I did rescue a few photos for documentation of it all.

My photo is the one on the top with the bamboo frame

People were captivated by it.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March Portland Maine

It's a good thing I love taking photos, because I don't like being in crowds of any kind, very claustrophobic that way.  It's so bad that I won't get into subway cars or elevators if they are too full.  So while my heart was marching with everyone else in Portland today, I was using my eyes and very cold hands to take some photos - to witness and document!  What I loved (and brought tears to my eyes) about this march is how inclusive it was - men, women, kids, dogs...

was impressed that this dude was wearing a suit!

Love the expression on this kid's face

Monday, December 12, 2016


"We are happy to inform you that our juror, Meryl Meisler, has accepted the following image for the Jadite Gallery/PWP exhibition Scene on the Street:

One Legged Man Doing Pushups, Malacon, Havana

Opening Reception: Scene on the Street
February 2, 2017 6:00pm
Jadite Gallery
413 West 50th Street
New York, NY, 10019 

I'm having thoughts about going down for the reception.  Will I see you there?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Giving Thanks and Havana Cars

Here's to a lovely Thanksgiving to you and yours.  I'm making turkey and neighbors are bringing sides to our feast tomorrow.  But in the meantime, if you're one of those cyber shoppers after Thanksgiving, here's a LINK to my Havana Car wall calendar which is up at Vista Print.  Makes a great one-of-a-kind gift for just about anyone!  I would be so thankful if you either got one or share this!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Viva la Havana coche

That's right!  I've finally put that #Havana Car Calendar together and it's now available - but not on the sales site, you need to contact me directly from this blog.  They are 13 x 8.5" when opened up and put on your wall and are only $15, plus $5 shipping and handling.  They are all based on trips to Havana in 2013 & 2014.

If you're in the area and want to visit the studio, we're having an open studio and holiday pop-up shop here at Running With Scissors, 250 Anderson St., in Portland's growing Bayside neighborhood, on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 10 am to 4 pm... come by for some cider ...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Berlin - Stones for Peace

What an amazing journey to Berlin and then Goettingen (where my Romanian violinist friend Justin lives with his new wife) for a day and a couple of nights and then to Prague via train to Nuremberg and then bus, which didn't have any of the drinks or snacks they advertised as no one had filled up the vending machine?!?!!  (Note to self:  ALWAYS bring snacks and drinks on a bus).  The reason we went to Berlin is that we had never been before and I had work at the Berlin Foto Biennial which is open until Oct 30th. 

I'll be posting more about the trip on my other blog - Ann Tracy's Waiting for the Muse.  That's the blog where I talk about travels and art in general, other than photography.  I'm still going through all the Germany and Prague photos, but thought I'd post a little about a peace project we stumbled upon walking in the huge Berlin park called the Tiergarten.  It's called the Global Stone Peace Project.

This shows the scale of these huge rocks.

This is the handsome trombone player that went with me on the trip.  In the background another huge stone grouping.

By next week I should be posting a bit of graffiti and some street photography from the trip.  But for a more detailed tale, check out the other blog, later next week.

Speaking of street photography, check out the winner's of the LensCulture contest here.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Famous Female Fotogs

OK... ya know I have this thing for alliteration, so I'm assuming you will forgive me.  I'm preparing for out Open Studios here at Running with Scissors on October 1st and then a few days later, JK and I head off to Germany for the Berlin Foto Biennial 2016.  I will have two pieces from my Domestic Considerations series in the show and I want to be there at the opening. 

The reason I was invited to show work there was because I was one of the finalists in the Julia Margaret Cameron competition.  So far, I've been 3 for 3 since I began to enter them in 2014.  Cameron is considered to be the earliest "important" woman photographer who didn't even start taking photos until she was 48.

In  a recent issue of Art Forum, they have a video of the famous Nan Goldin talking about Cameron.  I thought it was insightful and echos some of my problems working with guy photographers.  Give it a look. 

In the meantime, here is a photo from my trip to Chicago this past August.  It's looking down the stairs at the Chicago Contemporary Museum, which I highly recommend.