Inspired Again

I was at the @VonLintelLA Gallery last night, enjoying the nature inspired work of British born artist Susan Derges. Her images are created without a camera, quite photogram-like, including the shadows that occur in nature, among the trees and water under moonlight. Fascinating and inspiring work…and reminiscent of a series I started in 1999 but with an urban New York twist.

The museums that are lucky enough feature her work are the Met in NYC,  the San Francisco Museum and the Albert & Victoria museum in London. Go see their collections if you can. If you are in LA, go see her work at Von Lintel gallery while they’re on display.

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Here’s one of the images of the NYC series I began in 1999. Dreamy yellow toned images of NYC shot with film and my Canon AE-1. Yes, I cheated a little…I used a camera 😉

This and others in my series are available for purchase -just click on the image above or peruse my website here.

Happy Sunday!

#MotivationMonday Travel to Italy Again

It’s Monday…and I daydream about traveling to Italy again …

Walking the streets of Venice in technicolor. Prints & Canvas for sale.

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Surreal Cabin in the Woods

Just in time for Halloween.

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Feeling Fall in Your Home

It’s that beautiful time of year again…

And I’m offering 20% off coupon on all photography on my site today and tomorrow when you use coupon code Happy Halloween. Update your fall decor with some new art and support small business.

Fall Leaves in Central Park brighten up any home.

Two Items You Will Absolutely Need This Holiday Season (Stock Up Now)

  1. Wise Chef Chip Clips- Available Only on Amazon: $8.95
    overheadZiploc bags don’t cut it; let’s face it. You buy in bulk from Costco (meat, cheese, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, everything) and you still feel the need to triple saran everything and double bag just to make sure no air gets in. Your food is stale and has freezer burn in no time.Alas, no need to suffer (or curse very, very loudly). Now all you need is one bag and one of these Wise Chef Chip clips and voila! your bag is 100% sealed.  I have half a loaf of sourdough bread I bought at the farmer’s market a week and a half ago in my Wise Chef Clipped Bag and that thing is still fresh. I’m amazed.

    You get 12 of these bad boys per package to accommodate various sized bags but you might need a couple of packs of them this holiday season if you’re a baker and especially if you have lots of leftovers from the various dinners and parties you’re having, or going to, this holiday season (Hello, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah).

  2. Cascade Cooler Beverage Totes (Available Only on Amazon): $7.95 for a Limited Time Only
    HalloweenCascadeCooler-26If your holiday schedule is jam packed with parties like mine is for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, then you really need at least a couple of these Cascade Cooler Wine Totes (fits many regular sized glass bottle beverage bottles).

    They’re padded bags (5mm Neoprene, thicker than their competitors) and they ensure your bottles don’t roll around in the car and/or break. Nothing sends more chills down my spine than expensive bottles of wine and/or liquor clanging and rolling around or breaking in the trunk, back seat, or driver’s seat. These bags keep your bottles safe.

    If you’re purchasing multiple bottles of wine for parties, then you definitely need a few of these. Even if you’re not driving, the comfy handle makes sure that walking to the party with heavy bottles isn’t torturous…perfect for people who live in big cities.

    And best of all…they’re only $7.95, down 68% from the original price. I don’t expect that price to last long so stock up now.

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Death of My Camera in the Old Cemetery

Old cemetery in Lewes, Sussex, England

I was in a charming little English town in Sussex named Lewes for a friend’s wedding years ago. I’m not even sure you could call it a town it was so tiny, but there was so much to photograph.

We stopped off at this small stone church that I’m sure was built in the 1300s, not much later. It was a cool day and the light was perfect as it seeped through the windows of the cool stone interior. There were maybe only a few pews on each side of the church. Beautiful, but what I really wanted to photograph, of course, was the cemetery behind it.

As I walked into the quiet, small cemetery, I shot one photo of the side of the church and then this one of the crypt. My film ran out after the second shot, or so I thought. So, I sat on the crypt you see here in this photograph, to reload my camera with a fresh roll of film.  In retrospect, that probably wasn’t a good idea as my brand new camera battery seemed to die. My photographer friend generously offered her brand new camera battery and I tried that one. Alas, my camera was refusing to shoot any more photographs on these church grounds or cemetery. This photograph and the other in this portfolio of Lewes are the only 2 photographs I was able to shoot there.

When we got back to our flat, I grabbed yet another fresh battery and STILL, my camera wouldn’t work.  It wasn’t until we flew back home to New York that my camera finally worked with a new battery. I’m still perplexed to this day.

Word to the wise: Don’t sit on crypts while photographing in cemeteries; your camera may not make it back alive.

Note: You may buy this photograph by clicking on the photo which will lead you to the gallery with this and the other photo of the church I was able to capture before the death of my camera.

“An Angel To Watch Over Me” -All Prints 20% off Now Through October 14, 2015

If you love this photo, click to order. I’m offering 20% off all prints on my website, all sizes. Use Coupon Code HappyHalloween at checkout.