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3.31.2014

April 3. I'll be doing two lectures at the B&H event space with the awesome B&H folks. The two classes will be discussing Contemporary Trends in Photography, tying them to their historical counterparts and a lecture in Seeing in Black and White. Here's the link to the class descriptions. 




3.28.2014

push.  push.  push.


1.27.2014

2014. a new year. i love fresh starts. not that we don't carry forward our experiences from yesterday. here's some of what the end of 2013 looked like for me. time working hard in the studio. and travel to new faraway places for inspiration.


sketching in the studio.


































copenhagen, denmark.






















ireland.




10.29.2013

butterflies and anvils summer/fall issue 
is here!





















featuring photographer forest woodward. thanks also to contributing writer jenni fraser. enjoy!

9.10.2013

sneak peak...butterflies & anvils summer issue. coming soon!

 

9.03.2013

summer in the san juan islands...















just returned home from my workshop in the san juan islands, washington. a truly magical place. being surrounded by large bodies of water, towering trees and shifting fog and mist is never a bad thing. stunning. we traveled by ferry to three islands, each with its own personality and beautiful scenery. it's always a bit difficult to leave each time - but it's comforting to know we'll be back this time next year.

7.08.2013

like spring leaves, i fold over to catch the falling rain.







6.09.2013

butterflies and anvils. spring. 2013 is here!





















featuring photographic artist susanna gaunt. thanks also to my contributing writers - forest woodward and brae!

5.31.2013

daily haiku:




5.24.2013

daily haiku:





















drops. hints of sweetness.
changing light unveils spring green.
rain belies the hurt. 






talking with you.
about the state of the world.
and where we fit in.
crunching leaves...


...
moving through. simply.


.....
airplane graveyard.
you stand among the ruins.
delicate and hopeful and young. busted up fuselage. your dress so fitted and pressed.
motionless. burned out wings.
not knowing if the remains are yours.
injured girl.
rusting yellow metal in heaps. lush green grass grows around you. as the bright country sun lights up your hair.
sun flare obscures your face and shoulder.
but you remain.
a giant among the battered pieces.
of this airplane graveyard.
and your world.

once we were best friends. without even knowing.
it's your turn to turn off the light.

once we were alike. without even knowing.
watching thunderstorms on the patio.

once we were confidantes. without even knowing.
we didn’t know what secrets were.

once we were happy. without even knowing.
that goodness meant we were together.



grow
. you whispered. i heard it. i am sure.

grow. i whispered back. on the breeze that blew between us.

grow. i feel it. but i sit here in defiance.

grow. you know it. and you thrust out your shoots, without intention.

grow. i want it. but i am swimming in the thickest sea.

grow. you must. so you reach through the power lines for your sky.

grow. i can. but these tendrils hold me to this merciless earth.

grow. you will. and i’ll look for shelter below you.

grow. i will. but first let me rest my body against you.

grow. you have. and i cannot imagine this world without you.

grow. i am trying. but i cannot keep up with you.

grow. you show me. let me learn from your strength.

grow. i whispered. did i hear it? i am sure.

...