Dropping of “Tully” for the Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition. David Lang had encouraged me to submit to this show a few years ago. It does not escape me that this photograph was taken in the morning light of his beloved home in Ireland, “Tully”.
Thanks David for your continued inspiration~ — with David A Lang at Ames Mansion.
Six models, fairies and nature nymphs
Spectacular outdoor sculptures along a nature trail
and YOU and your creativity!
This Sat, Aug 10, 11-1pm
Open to all~
This uniquely experiential event is 41st 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 unique models interacting with the art of a unique space, often world-class art galleries.
For this August event, we are thrilled to be returning to the Art on the Trails Sculptural Exhibit in Southboro, MA. with several ballet models, fairies and nature nymphs interacting along the trails with the natural surrounding and of course, the art. This is a popular workshop with plenty of photogenic opportunities at every turn!
"The Art on the Trails theme this year is Marking Territory. While animals naturally mark their territory in the wild, human animals have their own ways of marking territory, emotionally and spatially."
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)
Directions: The Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve. For GPS, use 144 Main Street, Southborough, MA
“Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.”
(Dancer Sandra Schencke with two ballet pieces from the AS220 exhibit in Providence, RI)
Five is the number of the human being.
The number five symbolizes the four limbs and the head that controls the limbs.
There are five senses: sight – hearing – taste – smell – touch.
Five is the number of balance.
Five symbolizes man, health and love.
It combines the female number two with the male number three. Five is the number of marriage.
The Pythagoreans thought of five as “hieros gamos”, the marriage between heaven and earth.
(From the Outside the Box Project/Die)
“Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things...childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves....that go on slipping , like sand, through our fingers.”
Salman Rushdie - Imaginary Homelands
AIreland is elemental. Sunrise reveals dawn’s light streaming over the timeless artifacts of its people.
As dusk falls down, there is something fundamental and essential about the essence of its gentle light, slowly retreating . . . shadows become one.
I have been working on a photography book of photography from County Clare in the West of Ireland.
Friends have passed, but while I knew them, it was all too clear that they were people in the vanishing life of their own lives. They lived most of their life in an enchanted sense of field and farm, family, friends, music and story.
Oh, but those stories . . .
“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”
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What is the process of creating?
Then, we reconstruct.
Looking past the obvious, close observation and engagement of the subject is my process.
The challenge is to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture Unique Self.
The Preparation” is a discovery of beauty in unusual places and in this case, it is vintage 1910 French nudes interacting with antique Belgium lace.
I’m very excited that “Tully” 15x19” limited edition has been accepted into the
Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition at the Ames Mansion,
August - October, 2019
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What is the illusionary light that we bear witness to in our domestic settings? Perhaps it is the quiet dignity of our possessions inclining with reverence and respect. This photograph was taken in the vanishing light at Tully, County Clare, Ireland.