My Life in Words and Pictures
A journey with photography and the written word . . .
"We can only begin to live when we conceive life as
I took this photograph on a November morning in 2017 at Tully, the Irish home of the late David A. Lang. The bodhran, in a state of artful repair, resides at Tully and has made several cameo appearances along the way. The photograph, titled "What Brings Us Together" reveals layers of metaphor which the observer is encouraged to explore.
limited edition prints are available upon request.
Feed your creativity in 2019 by marking your calendars for:
Creating Your Vision Photography Workshop
David Lee Black Studios
Galatea Fine Art Gallery | SoWA Boston
460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2018, 11 am -1pm, Meet and greet at 10:30 am
This uniquely experiential event is 39th in a series of wonderful workshops. Together we are growing a community of supportive and talented artists of all skill levels who connect through photography and a love of art.
Creating Your Vision involves professional models interacting with the art of a unique space, often world class art galleries.
We are very excited to be returning to the Galatea Fine Art Gallery |SoWA Boston for this creative event!
We are fortunate to have professional ballet dancer Meredith Wells returning to model and interact with the “Passage . . .” exhibition for this event.
Participants will be instructed on composition, lighting, technical details and creating your own vision in a storytelling way. This event is open to all regardless of ability or camera gear. Even a camera phone is fine.
Free instructional handouts and refreshments provided.
There will also be plenty of helpful guidance and suggestions to enhance your passion for artful photography.
Feel free to invite your friends, family or share this invite!
What to bring:
Your creativity and open mind
Cost: $50 (cash or check)
I have six pieces in this wonderful Providence gallery including this photograph, "The line is busy . . ."
The opening is Saturday, Dec. 15 with music by Mark Taber. Hope to see you!
Free and open to all~
"Nude” National Juried Group Show
27 Dryden Lane
Providence, Rhode Island
Dates: December 15, 2018 - February 23, 2019
Opening Reception: December 15, 6-8 pm
“Speaking, when you have something to say, is like looking. But who looks? If people could see properly, and see whole, they would all be painters. And it's because people have no idea how to look that they hardly ever understand.”
“We're eye doctors."
"What's something about the eye that most people don't realize?"
"The eye doesn't see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn't only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we've seen before.”
“The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The height of cleverness is in one's ability to be very clever without seeming clever at all.”
Waking up in Ireland and walking outside to the barn in the morning light is one of my favorite things on earth to do. This window sill is just as David A. Lang left it, naturally curated with the still life of beloved County Clare.
Why do we return to a place? Memory? Connection? A sense of belonging? Perhaps a little of all three. I return to this iron gate. This special place in Lahinch, County Clare, Ireland is the home of John Leahy. Situated high above the wild Atlantic ocean, the Leahy family have tended the farm and animals here for generations. This iron gate was first shown to me by Eoin Leahy, age 10 as he was giving me a tour of his backyard play-work ground. It is a quiet, wind blown place where the astounding views bring my mind to unexpected places, but it also takes me to places that I already know.