“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”
- W.E.B. DuBois
Transformation from being the “picture taker” for family and friends, to photographer, began with enrolling in our local college. This introduced me to the photo lab, complete with learning how to process black and white film and work in the wet darkroom where the passion for photography took hold. No longer able to produce the silver gelatin print, my art work is produced in my home studio. A large portion of my images are worked in monochrome... some compositions just insist on being presented in the black-and-white format.
An opportunity presented itself on the morning of October 19th this Fall. The four images displayed in this gallery represent the continuing beauty of our summer harvest adorned in our first frost.
My husband and I will soon celebrate our 3rd year of moving to Maine. My computer files are full of images (and memories) from our many visits to Maine over the years, but the majority of images shown in this gallery have been taken since May of this year.
Included in this gallery are those images which were juried into specific shows during 2010 as listed in my resume and one image, “Sunrise Over Penobscot Bay” was accepted by the Belfast Bay Chamber of Commerce for their publication, Belfast Bay and Beyond 2010 Events Guide (www.belfastmaine.org).
Truly an experiment, spent tulip bouquets were placed on our snowy deck. The natural progression of weathering brought forth an unexpected beauty. I also find this a very close parallel to the natural progression of aging in all of us.
Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, I moved to New Jersey at the age of 10, and eventually further south to the State of Maryland. As a child, I left New England in a late December snow storm only to return “home” in a late December (2007) snow storm to our new residence in Lincolnville, Maine.
Maine has been good for my art work. I am involved with my photography locally as well as maintaining involvement with my photography contacts in Maryland. I am evolving in photography as I work daily in my studio, take workshops and classes, enter juried shows throughout the country and on-line, and meet with other local photographers and artists.
I am an artist, have always known that I am an artist, have always produced art, and consider this journey of creativity to be only beginning. I strive to increase my “artistic vocabulary” by exposing myself to all art in an effort to become the best fine art photographer I can become.
"What we create with our minds, build with our hands
and offer to the world
are pieces of our being
our very soul."
- Laurie Adams
Potter & Painter
I may be contacted through our e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org. for further information.
Occasionally I shoot film with my Nikon F-3. The camera I use daily is my Nikon D300.
My studio is in our Lincolnville, Maine home where I process my images with Adobe Photoshop software, print on an Epson R2880 printer, and use exclusively Epson archival inks and papers.