My Life in Words and Pictures
A photographic journey with the written word . . .
“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?”
"From women's eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain, and nourish all the world."
~Shakespeare - Love's Labour's Lost
“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.”
When photographing Tony for very official government job we also had time to shoot a few less formal photographs. When asked to describe her mood in one word in this image, she chose "procrastination", one of my favorite things to do.
“I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.
One world is aware, and by the far the largest to me, and that is myself,
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years,
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness, I can wait.”
'And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.'
I want to reach people and express myself. You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. You have to put up with people projecting their own ideas, attitudes, misunderstanding you. But it’s worth being a public fool if that’s all you can be in order to communicate yourself.
-Edie Sedgwick, born today, 1943
photo: Gene Chambers
We believe in thinking differently for gallery openings.
Thank you Gallery Night Providence and Sprout CoWorking for a wonderful opening reception!
The "Black and Blue" exhibition runs through April 27.
Great shot Tom Rock of Jessie Jewels inside her hooping vortex!
Have you thought about your mother's/father's day gift yet?
We happen to sell art~
Everything I do with my art I believe is an attempt to challenge the status quo.
I believe in challenging the status quo.
I believe in thinking differently.
The way I challenge the status quo is by making my art beautifully designed, evocative and relatable.
I just happen to sell photography.
Want to buy one?
"Chair" is from the Asylum Series, a photographic journey into a Massachusetts insane asylum, built in 1874.
Available in limited prints, 16x20, matted, framed, signed. Delivery or shipping available.
"As a physician, Peake is well acquainted with the human body, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the “Outside the Box (OTB)” series. Peake collaborated with photographer David Lee Black and lighting engineer Gene Chambers to create “sculptural photography” composed of six-sided cubes that stand on one point. The cubes stand 8 feet high and display the same characters on each side in various states of motion. When one views the sophisticated construction created of aluminum and archival photographs, it is hard to imagine that it began with a photo shoot through a specially constructed glass floor in a 19th century post-and-beam Vermont barn.
In “Outside the Box: Irony,” a light-skinned man with a highly developed body kneels on a vivid blue surface with his right hand pressing on an iron. Facing him, with a golf club parallel to the iron, is an equally muscular dark-skinned woman. The figures are sculpturally magnificent, both nearly nude, and seen from six different views, as if suspended in a block of ice. The piece is both mysterious, provocative and aesthetically stunning in the same moment."
~Visual Art Review