Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ally & Evan

I loved photographing Ally and Evan. They were so engaging.


They came to an art performance/event of mine, "We Are Holyoke," at Wistariahurst Museum. The event featured a gallery showing 15 framed portraits I had taken of people from across Western Massachusetts, along with a portable studio I set up to capture the uniqueness of each family/person who wished to be photographed on the day of the performance. Portrait sittings took place between 1 to 2:30 p.m., and printing was done on site. 

  
The event was geared toward bringing the local community into the life of the museum. Those who sat for the portraits took home a free print of their photo, and another print of it was added  (by them via push-pins) to the gallery exhibition.

Self Portrait in Wistariahurst Museum.
 And, as you can see, Nadine, aka The Cat Nadine, was a featured portrait.

Would you like me to photograph you? Your cat? Dog?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography--photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me. Thank You!

4 comments:

  1. Are you kidding? I'd love to have you photograph Edward.
    If only we lived closer!
    Congratulations on the show!

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  2. Looks like a fun show; I love the idea of the subject taking a photo and adding one also to the wall. Definitely, would love a pic of my girls Honey & Biscuit!

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  3. What a Beautiful picture of Nadine! She is lovely! (oh, and you look nice too, Bruce)

    Wish we lived closer. I'd love to have you photograph Wilbur and I :)

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  4. Evan is pretty nearly completely fantastic for photographic purposes; I would love to work with that face, that head. I'm grateful for this report of that performance, which was itself extravagantly generous, rewarding you undoubtedly with happy response. The citation of Wistaria drew me to a site called double-u double-u double-u dot creating holyoke (one word) dot org. Now, THAT, too, is an exciting and impressive model. In central Virginia, we suffer less from obsolescence than from deferred maturity, and of course have lacked for serial ethnic refreshment. The contrast is marked and telling, but the Creating Holyoke model is obviously adaptable at least to the University, and from there - who knows?

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