Monday, September 19, 2011

the other side of the lens

2 portraits of me, by my husband.
i will turn 59 next month. hard to believe & harder to look at.

hope i will live long enough and then some,
to include myself in my project. (only) 21 more years to go.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Making a video for "Respecting My Elders".

I've been working with my husband the past two weekends trying 
to make a short video "sell" of the project  I will be proposing to, to create a website  and a printed catalogue 
of portraits from this series I've been working on for the last few years. 

I've been working on and off; I had/have a very busy teaching schedule (and I was picked for Grand Jury duty for two weeks this past August, which put a crimp in my free time this summer). So I've slowed down a bit on the shooting part while I regroup and organize the future of this endeavor.

I'm the one being filmed; I'm neither photogenic nor a good actress, but I'm trying. We're up to Take 22......hoping to finish it by the end of the month, to post on their website. Making a video is a different animal than a still. 

I hate being on the other side of the lens. It's giving me some extra sympathy and understanding for my subjects. Especially the people who have politely refused my request to photograph them.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I am happy to report I have been accepted into,
a national organization that supports artists and helps fund-raise for projects. I am in some very good company!

You will be seeing updates about my photography project
"Respecting My Elders"very soon, - stay posted!