The title probably has you singing the words of the Paul Simon song, “Kodachrome”, but, those of us of a certain age, have probably said this, or at least thought this, when we looked at those vivid photos from our youth. Of course, Paul Simon was probably using the film name as a metaphor, but that is not exactly what I want to discuss. Well, … on second thought; maybe, in a way, the nostalgia is sort of what I want to talk about… the nostalgia of analog photography, and one particular brand of film that, you guessed it, gave “us those nice bright colors”.Read More
Oh, the beauty that was created by those hands. Let’s take a moment to celebrate Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday today, shall we?.
I am pretty sure there is no need to tell you anything about Georgia O’Keeffe. She, and her paintings, are, dare I say, iconic.Read More
Stare? Okay, I am a Southern gal and was admonished for staring as a child. I was taught that it was impolite to stare. However, I am older now, and I think, in certain situations, it should be encouraged. WHAT?!Read More
Since today (11/3) is photographer/ photojournalist, Walker Evans’s birthday, I thought we might start November with the Artist Spotlight and have a look at his contributions to photography.Read More
Rome is known, among other things, for its art, architecture… and dare I say, fountains. Rome is reported to have over 2,000 fountains, which is the most fountains in any city in the world. These fountains provide drinking water (some still do - even for the weary tourists). Many of the fountains are decorative and some have legends and history attached to them- like the Trevi Fountain.Read More
“Just This Moment” is intended to be a collection of those small moments in which you are truly present in your life - at just that moment. The images may not be frame-worthy, but are moments that fill you with joy, allow you to experience a moment of gratitude, make you smile, touch your heart, and/or make your soul sing. I encourage you to share your “moment” here with me, but I will get us started with this…Read More
This Robert Capa quote about getting closer… what do you think? Uncomfortable… profound… yes?
I do not have to tell you that I am a sucker for those close, intimate, detail shots of a subject. I do believe that most images are better when you zoom in with your feet. By that I mean physically getting closer to your subject. A closer perspective often lets you discover details you may have entirely missed. It also allows you to just focus on the subject. When you take this approach of focusing on the subject, it is like those rare conversations where the person you are sharing a conversationRead More
I have shared with you all how much I have come to enjoy journaling. I haven’t always maintained a journaling practice, but a few years ago, I started regularly writing. I think one of the things that helped me turn this into a regular practice is that I begin my morning with three questions. One of the questions is to list at least three things I am grateful about. (I have written a little bit about this HERE if you are interested.)Read More
Pablo Picasso is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. It just so happens, today is his birthday (10/25/1881). So, I thought I would share…Read More
Several years ago, I watched a documentary that has fascinated me, and haunted me for years. The 2011 documentary, directed by Trisha Ziff is The Mexican Suitcase . It tells the story of the recovery of over 4,000 film negatives of the Spanish Civil War captured by photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Toro, and David 'Chim' Seymore. The negatives were considered lost since 1939 so their discovery in a suitcase in Mexico in 2007 is quite the story. I know the documentary is available to rent through Amazon, and is well worth the rental fee.Read More