What’s in a name?

When I first started putting artwork into a show setting, I was faced with a dilemma. What should I name this piece? What about that one? I envisioned that I would be spending the rest of my days making images that are very often removed from reality. So I felt pressure to come up with a “way” of deciding on a name for each piece.  To understand what I came up with, you have to understand how I see my images. I do not look at them and see a wall with a faucet. I imagine what it COULD be, not what it is.

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What Draws Me To Photography

I was thinking about what draws me to photography…. I guess I like the magic of it. When I was really young, I got a Polaroid “swinger” camera, and I loved waiting for the picture to appear on the print ejected from the camera.

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Staying in a feast of creativity – Protecting my emotional state

My creative juices dry up when I get judgmental about myself and what I am doing. So how does THAT happen? Errr…. Screeching to a halt…. There’s not enough time in the day to go into HOW I can be such a critic of myself… BUT I can talk about what I do to overcome it. (BTW, I need this today…)

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Space in Photographic Images – Room to Wonder

A few days ago, I received some photos from my friend, Diana Jahns . I had asked her to tell me what she is doing artistically and what she is excited about. I quickly read her email and browsed her images and was IMMEDIATELY inspired. I love the space in her images. What I call “space” is physical (like the placement of objects in the image) but also something more.

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