My Life in Words and Pictures
A photographic journey with the written word . . .
Some days worry
some days glad
more than make you
some days, more than
when you see what’s coming
on down the line!
Sandra Schenck interacts with "All is Actually Each" exhibition at AS220 Gallery, Providence, RI
“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”
~Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
“A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. ”
From the Creating Your Vision photography workshop at Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA
"Passage" has taken a life of its own as most art does which tickles me (purple). As the show comes into its final week, I am reminded of how truly blessed I am to know such great human beans who are as quirky as I am. Meet Steph Grant, a wildly talented artist who stopped by the Galatea Fine Art gallery. We have collaborated on several conceptual projects over the years and have something very special in the works! Back to the question however, what elevates art to fine art?
БОДА́ТЬСЯ means butting heads in Russian which is often an appropriate dynamic to describe a parent and child relationship, especially between a mother and daughter. Sasha and Vasi were the perfect models for the most recent "Creating Your Vision photography workshop at Galatea Fine Art Gallery in Boston.
When asked to describe their feelings when viewing this photograph, they replied...
Sasha: "Even though we bump heads from time to time. No matter how big the conflict, the bond is never broken. The connection is there from birth to death."
Vasi: "As my mother once said 'A child is someone who you can contemplate murdering but love to the moon and back. All at the same time."
We live in a world that encourages to craft an image that is polished, perfected and run through our Instagram filter of choice. That is not the case with Spogga Hash. Grown out of what he calls the “unpicked flower” of the US – Providence, RI, Spogga Hash survives today as a true independent artist. Based out of New Orleans, Spogga continues to tour globally performing live music and firedancing. Spogga has been the celebrated star performer and fire-dancing curator of the internationally acclaimed Waterfire Providence for over 15 years. I was honored to have photographed Spogga at the Spot Underground, Providence, RI.