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Forthright

September 18, 2017 in About my arttopics:

Leaves, as you might guess, are my favorite subject to work with. But every autumn I worry if I will burn out, and not be able to find anything to photograph. But every year, come October, I am inspired again and again. In this case,…  read more


A baby marigold for Mother’s Day

July 11, 2017 in About my arttopics:,

Our kids gave their mother a marigold for Mother’s Day years ago, and each fall we harvest the seeds and replant them in the spring. We have now had generations of this marigold’s family living with us, and each year it amazes me again.


Time to discover

May 31, 2017 in About my arttopics:

This is one of those photographs that takes time to discover. I had to live with it for over a year and a half to really begin to see its potential. Always on the verge of throwing it away, something kept encouraging me to hang…  read more


Coaxing spring to last

May 19, 2017 in About my arttopics:

In our yard we have crabapple trees and forsythia bushes. For one week each spring, they burst out into colors that are bright, energetic and full of life. But they last just a short time, quickly wilting, and by the end of the week, the…  read more


Autumn colors

October 14, 2016 in About my arttopics:, ,

Fall is here, which means more leaves to collect and work with! I have started a new art project this month, exploring the colors of autumn. A lot of my recent new work worked with very neutral colors and tones, so it is refreshing to…  read more


new art celebrates the colors and energy of spring

May 18, 2016 in About my arttopics:

See my new art collection celebrating spring. Spring in the northeast is an explosion of delicate, temporary color. Flowers like the forsythia, or blooms on a crabapple tree, come for a very brief but intense time. Suddenly, the world is full of color. And a…  read more


the darkroom vs computer

In a way, a darkroom is just rough industrial age computer, one that uses chemicals instead of code. Both are machines, tools that let us resolve and visualize captured data. Isn’t this what Eastman hinted at, with the old “you press the button” ad campaign?…  read more


scorpion from a leaf

May 13, 2015 in About my arttopics:

I was photographing this leaf, peering through the camera and playing my music loud, when I nearly jumped out of my skin. While exploring the leaf’s shape, this curled tip came into view, and looked so much like a scorpion’s stinger I leapt back from…  read more


Lavender from the sea

October 16, 2014 in About my arttopics:

Every summer, we vacation down the shore in Cape May. It is a beautiful area, with wide beaches, Victorian homes, and plenty of activities for the kids. We recently started going on bird watching trips along the salt marshes that line the short. This past…  read more


My love of leaves

September 22, 2014 in About my arttopics:,

You might have noticed that I love leaves. Especially the leaves of autumn, that have fallen from the trees and started to dry, color and curl. While most people see leaves as a seaonal nuisance to be raked up, I find them so unexpectly deep…  read more