Recollections No. 1: Longing
Well, I’ve returned from the Southwest after teaching a one-week course called “The American West: The Vision and the Print” at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. My very dear friend Melinda Green Harvey was in the class, and I can’t even begin to express how much fun I had working with such a pal over a whole week, and just talking about pictures to boot! But now I’m back, and it’s time to get back to work on shooting.
I was honored earlier this year when the Nebraska Arts Council named me as one of their 16 solo/duo statewide exhibitors for the Fred Simon Gallery in Omaha’s Old Market district for 2015. Of course, that comes with a workload–I have to produce a new body of work. While the overall series is about half done, I won’t show much of the pieces until the show opens in April of next year.
But it’s always fun to offer a preview…
Gibbous Moon, Santa Fe
The Southwest is my mistress. Continue reading
Sun and Skulls, Santa Fe
If you’ve never wandered The Plaza in Santa Fe on a winter’s night, you’re missing quite the experience. Continue reading
Cathedral, Carmelite Convent, Santa Fe
This cathedral, located on the grounds of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, is set on a brilliant background of stars late one January evening. A five-minute exposure, the stars provide pinpoint texture on which to set the adobe walls of the cathedral.
Adobe Wall, Carmelite Convent, Santa Fe
On a cold, early morning in January, I found this dormant shrub in an alcove of the Carmelite Convent that is home to the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. The morning light bouncing off the bush onto the adobe wall fascinated me, and gave me an opportunity to make this picture–a “quiet image,” as one of my photographer friends would call it.