Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Deliberately Unfocused

I hate hate hate that saying," those who do do and those who can't teach." I reject that with my whole heart. Today I was encouraged by a group of my teenage art students to join them in rolling down a hill at Storm King Art Center. It was for me a necessary escape from order and predictability. That's me top right, red shoes rolling until I thought I might throw up. Ending in a  pile up with some students...I had a fantastic day! My students keep me on my toes, challenge rules and make me laugh everyday. Creating art and teaching for me, is not about filling a box. Its imagining there is a box and knowing it can not possibly be filled. It is endless. Barriers or walls bend, end and curve. My profession as an educator informs my photography by helping me create order out of chaos, quick thinking and the necessity of seeing the bigger picture. I remain dancing between roles as artist and teacher, deliberately unfocused. For me I am certain this fits.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Communion Shoot

I photographed this lovely little lady on one of the few non rainy days in May in my hometown in a park where MY communion photo's were taken (feelin' old!). It wasn't the actual communion day so if you find your self...ah shoot we missed you didn't, send me an email. This dress was handmade by Grandma and it was important to have this documented. I see these images side by side a wedding photo someday. I always tend to gravitate towards the black and white, they are just so timeless. She looks beautiful now just freeze and never grow up ok?!