Monday, March 30, 2009
I'm part of Blockhead Radio's artisans challenge this week! Everyone can vote for a special photograph by yours truly...I'll keep you all in suspense until you have a minute to pop over to the site:
For all you artisans, everyone is welcome to submit their work to the challenge, so have a look at the rules while you're there. Voting for me :-)
Friday, March 27, 2009
My sole focus that afternoon was on the shadows falling over her face, how the light illuminated different features and expressions. The sculptor who created this angel was a genius, and I took care to capture the depth of detail he or she so lovingly articulated into the rock. I shot two rolls of film that day, both devoted entirely to this angel.
When my great aunt saw these photographs, she didn’t tease me about my obsession with cemetery angels as did the rest of my family. Instead, she told me that my great-grandmother’s grave had once been sheltered by the shadow of a lovely angel statue that was later destroyed by a bolt of lightening – when her family went to visit the grave, the stone had been decimated by the impact: nothing remained but tiny pebbles scattered for hundreds of yards. Perhaps it is her deep and unwavering Irish superstition, but she is certain this is why I am so driven to photograph angels. I, for one, am inclined to agree.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I'm so excited to announce that my photograph "Sandy Paws" has been chosen for the 2009 "Paws for Charity" art book!
Sara Harley created "Paws for Charity" several years ago to benefit breast cancer research. Her mother lost her battle with the disease when Sarah was just 21, and I'm honored to help continue her mission to raise funds for breast cancer charity.
The book is 40 pages long and features the artwork and photography of 36 other artists from the US, UK, and Canada, and 100% of the proceeds go directly to breast cancer charity. As soon as the book has gone to print and is available for purchase online, I'll post a link...what a fantastic mother's day gift this will make!
For more about this project, please visit Sara's blog: http://pawsforcharity.blogspot.com/