This is Part III of a personal portrait project about people and their work. It’s also about the evolution of trades and professions. “Life’s Work” was inspired by Irving Penn’s similar project of nearly seventy years ago. You can read more about this in Parts I and II, here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-i/ and here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-ii/ Mary Francis, minister, Plymouth,
This is Part II of a personal portrait project that is as much about social history as it is art. My inspiration for this project was a similar one by Irving Penn, which he did nearly 70 years ago. You can read more about this, as well as some other thoughts about it, in Part I, here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-i/ Jim, mail
Samyn-D’Elia Architects, New Hampshire’s leading architectural firm, has a beautiful new website. Last summer, when they began working on it, they hired me to create portraits of their design team and staff. Now they have a large collection of images that will have multiple uses. Here are some of them.
This project is inspired by Irving Penn’s 1950-51 portrait project he called “Small Trades,” (which was inspired by another photographer before him.) My intention, like Penn’s was, is to photograph people in their work clothes with the tools of their trades. These projects have a lot in common—they are a sort of social history,
Pease Public Library and the Young Ladies Library Association invited me to participate in their exhibition called BIRDS! I have three works there: “David and the Chickadee,” “Waxwings in Snow,” and “Hummingbird and Liatris.” Here is my son, David, standing by my photo of him feeding a chickadee. Even though he moaned, “Mom!” when I asked him to stand
YOU’RE INVITED! OPEN STUDIO for WALKABOUT WEDNESDAY Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 -6:00 p.m. Plymouth’s monthly art walk is next week! This month, I get to host artist Marcia Santore, who will show new work. Marcia is a contemporary painter. Her work uses vivid color, intriguing texture, and image-based abstraction to convey mystery and movement. More about
Kendall: strong, smart, sweet. I loved working with her to create her high school senior portraits. In each of them, I see her confidence and her joy. She is a beautiful person. Her day began with professional hair and makeup, and treats. Then I guided her into a variety of looks that I designed based