Taking off again . . .
"We have a soul at times. For every thousand conversations it participates in one, since it prefers silence. It’s picky, it doesn’t like seeing us in crowds, or hustling for a dubious advantage. It won’t say where it comes from or when it’s taking off again"
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It's a perfect time for a photoshoot gift certificate, gallery gifts or a photoshoot for YOU especially with the Graduate offering 20% off by supporting local artists like me!
Grateful to be a part of this wonderful experience!
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On the 17th floor . . .
High up on the 17th floor of the Graduate there is a cool cat of Providence providing a sign for us all.
Model: Kimmy Hallman
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The return . . .
Sandra . . .
“I will have my voice: Spanish, English. I will have my serpent’s tongue—my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence.”
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What is your fave charity?
The Graduate Hotel will donate funds to my favorite charity at the Funky Black-Tie and Bling Gala Art Opening.
What is YOUR favorite charity for this generous gesture?
The Graduate Series . . .
"Things are because we see them, and what we see, and how we see it, depends on the arts that have influenced us.”
I love when spontaneity happens during a photoshoot!
Libby observed the framed art behind her and suggested that life imitate art for part of the Graduate Series, a photographic journey into the historic Graduate Providence.
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Imagine my surprise when @ericbennybloom peeped into my studio space at the @graduatehotels while on tour with @lettucefunk.
It had been 8 years since I photographed him with the Funky Autocrats in his roots of Onleyville, RI before the hometown boy did Good with the wildly successful funk band @lettucefunk. We arranged a brief reenactment photoshoot inside the spectacular Graduate Providence Hotel as part of my Graduate Series. We had a good chat, caught up a bit and he generously gave me VIP tickets to that evening's show at The Strand which was superb of course! The whole encounter reminded me of a recent conversation with @djws that networking is so important in the creative process cuz ya never know!
A very private thing . . .
“If you try to view yourself through the lenses that others offer you, all you will see are distortions; your own light and beauty will become blurred, awkward, and ugly. Your sense of inner beauty has to remain a very private thing.”
(From The Graduate Series)
For the marvelous . . .
I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger than reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go.