Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Small Wonders

Name of the next New York City group show that I'm included in thanks to the Professional Women Photographers!  Just got the news that three of my images got juried into the show which opens December 11th at Atlantic Gallery, 547 West 27th St or 548 West 28th St. Ste 540, New York, NY.  It's an odd address they have, must be an interesting building.  I'm thrilled to be juried into this show considering the caliber of the artists in this group. The prints are only seven inches square and will be matted out to a 10 x 10" frame.  In case you can't make it to New York, here are the pieces that are part of this group show.

Flamenco Rehearsal - Havana

Havana Drummers

Sunset with Fog Cape Neddick River

The print of Sunset with Fog that I imbued with encaustic wax, (after printing out on mulberry paper and then attaching to the front of a frame) that was here at Running with Scissors for the Makers Meal SOLD!  I'm so glad it's going to a good home!  But it also means that there are only 20 left in this series of the print and then they're all gone.  You can order prints from my sales site, click here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

We Like to Look

Isn't that why Facebook is so popular, the pictures?  I think so and the culture is becoming more and more visual it seems.  So how should photographers price themselves for selling photos for social media use?  Apparently it's all over the board according to this article appearing in Rob Haggart's A Photo Editor blog.  The piece is written by Suzanne Sease, a creative consultant.

and here I present to you: 
Pluperfect Dancer
shot this past February outside of Havana

If you'd also like to see the photos I shot of behind the scenes for the small film I played a character role for, Sui Generis, that premieres this Friday in the Damnationland Film Fest at the State Theatre in Portland Maine, click here.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Digital Encaustic

Before I left on my trip to see my work in the show in Malaga, Spain and to visit old family friend Mimmo in Palermo and explore Madrid, I was experimenting with making digital prints from iPod photos (which had been altered only with photo apps) on Japanese mulberry paper (Kozo) and then infusing them with encaustic wax which gives them a beautiful and unusual translucent look.  I was getting hung up on how to present them.  I tried trying to put led lights behind them in canvases, sandwiching the paper between two small pieces of wood on top and bottom to hang like a scroll and using the wax to adhere the paper to a blank canvas.  For various reasons none of these really worked out.

Then I saw some frames without backs on them to assemble and I thought about attaching the art to the front of the frame.  Although no ambient light comes in from the sides - note to self, talk to wood artist David about making special frames for me with slits in the sides of the frame to allow this to happen - it looks better than the other things I did.  What do you think?