On Motherhood & Sanity


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

tween


My submission to the Lensculture Portrait awards did not win (again) but at least I got this

"We do have good news for you! Your submission was among the top-rated entries in the Portrait Awards 2016 competition. This is an impressive accomplishment given the record number of submissions we received." 

Monday, April 18, 2016

paper towns, February self portrait

double click on image to enlarge

Hide. Cover up the outside
Odd eyes are prying, trying
To understand the inside.
Fingering questions probing
The paper layer resisting
But giving you just enough to spy
Glimpses, snatched kodachromes stained with pride
Soaked in emotions, milking
Refracted hypotheses. Lies
Nothing but lies in thinking
You can see through my acting,
That thin paper disguise.


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The family self portrait  project started in January 2011. 
I take one portrait of the whole family, myself included, once a month.  
In late 2013 a "ghost" writer joined the initiative and now each photo is accompanied by a poem.
In 2015 the kids started collaborating and introducing their own ideas
...the project has a life of its own

also,
Every family should do this. It's an amazing record of the little things that matter


To see previous months click on the links below:


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2016


Friday, February 19, 2016

like fish out of water





It's been ages since I've printed photos. I'm always shooting for one reason or another. Busy editing  as photos choose to show me their hidden secrets (an essential part of my process), and when they make me happy they often end up  here on the blog or on my website, but it's been ages since I felt the need to print one of them.

This past week I've been working on my set for the upcoming FUTURES show in Brooklyn, and it's just amazed me how the medium affects each photograph. Photos that are uninteresting on the screen come alive on the paper, feeding from it's texture. Others that excite me once printed get lost in translation. Sometimes the colour doesn't work and but when turned to black and white look up to stare at me with different eyes. The magic sepias loose out to the  ethereal light colours that on screen seem dull but on paper capture the weight of  the smoke and the hard work.   Like fish out of water they are finding their feet. A different medium, a different life.

And then, as always, there are the accidents that lead to new discoveries....

hope to see a few of you on the 18th at FUTURES, click here for discounted tickets until Feb 17.


Monday, February 15, 2016

Jonas, January family portrait









































Snow Storm

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The family self portrait  project started in January 2011. 
I take one portrait of the whole family, myself included, once a month.  
In late 2013 a "ghost" writer joined the initiative and now each photo is accompanied by a poem.
In 2015 the kids started collaborating and introducing their own ideas
...the project has a life of its own

also,
Every family should do this. It's an amazing record of the little things that matter


To see previous months click on the links below:


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