Life’s Work, Part XIV Published in Real Small Towns Magazine

It’s always special to see my work in print.  My portraits of Jim, the mail carrier, Regina, the farmer, and Mary Francis, the minister, from my project “Life’s Work” are published in Vol. 2 of Real Small Towns.  The magazine featured a full page with portraits and an article about my project.  There are many interesting

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Life’s Work, Part XIII Basil, Joueur d'Accordéon (Accordion Player), Paris

One day in Paris, while returning from photographing a client, I heard beautiful accordion music echoing around the corner in Montmartre. I had been hoping to photograph an accordion player in Paris for my project “Life’s Work.” I don’t speak French at all though, so I decided to wait until my friends who do speak

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Life’s Work, Part XII Christiana, Créatrice de Bijoux (jewelry designer), Paris

Laurent, the fashion designer from Lab 30 (see Part XI), told us that the woman who was working there was a very talented jewelry designer, and that her work was in the boutique.  Of course, we returned to the boutique to find out more.  Christiana’s jewelry is intricate beaded work, and absolutely beautiful.  Her jewelry line is

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Life’s Work, Part X Majid, fleuriste (florist), Paris

One thing I love about this project is that it’s showing how diverse trades and professions have become, in terms of gender equality and nationality in the nearly 70 years since Irving Penn photographed working people.  Then, we would not have seen a woman minister, police officer or pastry chef.  We probably also would not have

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The Red Project

This quarter, the Fireball photographers’ challenge was chosen by Oli Beer, of Germany. She challenged each of us to a creative project called “Red.” I collaborated with dancer Amanda Whitworth, who is the Director of Dance at Plymouth State University. She also has her own dance company, Tributary Dance.  We created many images at my studio in downtown

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Life’s Work, Part IX Lisa, Pâtissier (Pastry Chef), Paris

There were many reasons for my recent trip to Paris.  One was an extraordinary exhibition of Irving Penn’s work at the Grand Palais.  This was two floors of his printed work, magazines, video, and the backdrop he used in his project “Small Trades.” I also wanted to continue “Life’s Work” in Paris. Penn first photographed

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