Tuesday, November 26, 2019

But what if I was uber honest and shared that the people at the Crete residency got on my nerves?

What if a lot of my photos were an escape from the loud-mouthed egos blabbering about how wonderful they were?  That certainly wasn't what I intended when I went there, but the introvert in me, versus the more outgoing social butterfly, that some people are lucky enough to see.

At the France residency, I felt more understood, while making the most of an actually boring place. Don't get me wrong, I love France!!  And I had a wonderful time.  But this place was in the middle of nowhere!  Just out of reach of a lot of places I really would like to see, and not close enough to get there without renting a car, which I wasn't about to do...  On the plus side, I did end up riding a bike for the first time in a long time, and going to a local swimming pool.  I rode 3+ miles each way.  The people at that residency were really great, and from surprisingly impressive backgrounds too.  Not to say I wouldn't have expected that, I just didn't know what to expect, because there wasn't a lot of info about this place on the website, but just enough for me to know it was a place I wanted to go..
People often suggest writing about one's art, especially photos, and I have always liked the idea.  For the first time I'm having a hard time getting myself to do it myself.  Why?  I can't say. And the project I've been working on is at the point where it needs it.  I've been in the midst of an editing challenge for almost 2 years now.  I haven't known if I've been working on the same project, or several smaller series that are all related. They all seem related to me.  But it's hard to sequence from one setting to another.  I have self-portraits from summer of 2018, and last winter in the snow. Then, more in Crete and France this past summer, where I was lucky enough to do my first 2 artist residencies. And now I have a huge number of photos to work with. Always the best problem to have.
What do I want people to take away from them?
I've been on a journey of change.  Like many.  Where it stops, nobody knows.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The night photo I'm happiest with from Crete : )

More photos to share soon..!

Monday, March 4, 2019

From about a year ago

Not sure what I think of this photo. Is it Alice in Wonderland? Is it too cliche' ?
I don't know, but I feel like sharing it... :)

Saturday, October 27, 2018

These were in Iceland last summer, a place I wanted to see for quite awhile!

Quite jetlagged, I went to the Golden Triangle of sites everyone must see in Iceland. Don't ask me to remember the exact names!

And many other amazing sights in the days that followed.