Monday, August 27, 2012

Motion & Depth of Field Examples

A slideshow for my students

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Installation Views and Photos from the opening reception:
de Pavones
at UIC Student Center


Me with former student, Heriberto Quiroz

Talking with UIC students from China

It was a good time! Thankful for the opportunity to showcase 20 images from this series that I have been working on since 2008.  Thanks to all who came to the opening or at any time while it was on display.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Surf Pavones, 2010
I am pleased to announce a solo exhibition of my photographs, de Pavones, at UIC Student Center West Art Lounge.

UIC Student Center West Art Lounge
828 S. Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60612

January 9 - February 9, 2012

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-5

Opening Reception: Thursday January 19, 4-7 pm

More info about my work:
The photographs in this series reflect my interest in the rural surfing community of Pavones, Costa Rica, a small town that is home to the world's second longest wave.  Even with its attraction for surfers, Pavones remains a rural community, untouched by the typical chain hotels and restaurants you might expect to find in a tourist-driven Costa Rican town with views of the Pacific Ocean.  There are many reasons for its protected state: its location near the southern tip of Costa Rica far from the capitol city of San Jose; the unpaved roads into and through Pavones discourage the less adventurous; and its lack of connection with the modern world.  Until 2008, there were no phone lines or Internet in Pavones.  Since this recent introduction of modern technology, the town has begun changing rapidly.  My intention is to create a portrait of Pavones by photographing the residents, the many scenic spaces, and the local businesses.

I hope to see you at the reception on Jan. 19th!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Use promo code: BIGTEN for $10 off the price of my book, now through Nov. 30! 

That's only $17.95 for the soft cover book with 80 pages. You have to admit that's a great deal! 

Monday, October 31, 2011

2 for 2! 

So I've been submitting more work to shows lately and recently heard that I was accepted into 2 new exhibitions! The first one is the Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) 5th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition. The juror was Chicago's own Catherine Edelman. I noticed a few other Columbia College Chicago alum will also be represented in the show: Margaret Wright, Nate Mathews, and Victor Yanez-Lazcano, along with former adjunct faculty member Jennifer Greenburg.  Congrats to all!

The show will be on view Dec. 2, 2011 - Jan 21, 2012 
opening reception Friday Dec. 9, 5-9 pm
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts 
839 S. 5th St. Milwaukee, WI 53204 

The other exhibition is a solo show (!) at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Student Center Gallery!  Really excited about that one.  I'll be showing images from my series de Pavones.  This will be my first solo show of this work.  Early warning on this one: 

on view Jan. 9 - Feb. 9 2012
opening reception Thursday Jan. 19, 4-7 pm
Art Lounge
UIC Student Center West
828 S. Wolcott
Chicago, IL

Thursday, September 22, 2011

2nd Edition of de Pavones book now available!

This 2nd version is smaller (7 x 7 inches) and it is available in either softcover or hardcover image wrap at a very affordable price.  The book is 80 pages and features 57 photographs from the past 3 years. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

In Memoriam

Two weeks ago, my husband's best friend Nate (also the best man at our wedding) passed away.  He had just turned 34, needless to say he was far too young.  He had a tough lot in life and was just never quite able to keep things going on the upswing.  But I remember many good times filled with the laughter of him and my husband.  On many of our trips back home to Florida, Nate and Jesse would get up early with me to photograph and go fishing.  Nate knew some of the best spots for both of those activities.  Peace be with you Nate.  You will be missed. 

Jesse and Nate fishing, December 2010

Ozello, Florida