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.

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Yes, I've been a busy little bee the end of August.  Last weekend, I shot the Collective Motion concert that was at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre.  Here is one of my fav's from that shoot.

Then the next night, my brother Marc McElroy was up in Cape Elizabeth (just a few miles to the south of Portland) to play with his old college buddy Seth Warner... I am still remiss in processing those photos but I love the following one showing his passion for his music.

The reason for me being remiss is that it suddenly dawned on me that it's merely a month until we leave for Berlin for the Foto Biennial 2016 there.  Two of my  prints from the Domestic Considerations series will be exhibited there, so I thought I would make a little magazine of the series to take with me in case someone was interested.

So that's what I'm working on this fine Labor Day Weekend.  I finished the cover today and here it is