This series began in August 2014, the month I took my first trip to the local art museum. People looking at art fascinates me. I stare more at the people observing the art than the artwork itself. My iPhone was propped up in my purse and I used the headset to snap random photos so many of the images are at an angle. After trying a few photo editing options, I've settled on a recipe for this series of museum photos. Click HERE to see the basic workflow.
A Day At the Museum
This series began in September 2014 when I discovered the app RollWorld. It's a tiny planets app but one that does much more than other similar apps I've seen. I use RollWorld to create beautiful distortions of floral bouquets and then edit the image in Perfect Image and Brushstroke.
Scenes From Santa Fe
This series was photographed during my May trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was captivated by the unique beauty of Santa Fe and it was a great opportunity to do a little street photography.
In February 2014, I discovered Sktchy, an app that allows you to share your portraits with a group of artists and use the portraits for artistic inspiration. This has quickly become a new obsession and a great opportunity to practice various painterly styles and work with faces, since I rarely take photos of people.
In November 2013, I decided to post a selfie a day on my blog. It was a blast to do but I'm happy to be done with #amonthofselfies. Here are some of my favorites...
Lost And Found
Lost and Found is a series I've been developing since my very first photograph...it reflects the beauty (I see) in ordinary things that appear... old…forgotten…empty…alone…left behind…quiet…imperfect.
This evocative series began with the same original selfies from the Waiting By The Window series. I discovered after making layered combinations in Leonardo that I liked the intimate conversations that appeared to be happening between my selves.
I've been taking so many photos at my 92-year-old aunt's home that I decided to turn them into a series. Everything is as it was 40 years ago, when I was a child discovering new things and exploring the woods at the edge of the yard. The rotary phone, old sewing machine, 1970 Chevy in the garage.... I wish I could describe the feeling I have when I'm there, this place of fond memories and quiet reflection. Hopefully, my photos will tell the story.
Waiting By The Window
This series of selfies (self-portraits) began in August 2013. I swore I'd never ever do a selfie but here I am doing them. I've seen some enviable self-portraits and thought I'd like to try a few. I had just read about creating photography silhouettes when I found myself one Sunday afternoon looking at a beautifully lit window with sheer curtains. Sitting in front of the window with one hand on my cell phone, I took a variety of different shots. I started in one post-processing direction (you'll see these images in another selfie series) and eventually found myself here, creating painterly effects using Portrait Painter and Xn View FX. See the Workflow.
Drive By Shootings
I began this series Summer 2013 while driving to work one day. It occurred to me that I could prop my iPhone4 up on the dashboard and use the headphones (+ sign) to snap photos. I clicked at things I thought would make a good photo, like the side of the UPS truck and some trees whizzing by. What actually showed up in my photo stream, however, were images I hadn’t even tried to photograph…road signs, electric wires, fences, waving flags. Most of the time, I get a lot of photos that I can’t use but the fun of this series is finding the diamond in the rough.
Past, current and ongoing series. Click on a photo below to see the series.