Jul 172017
 

I do believe that Norway is one of the most beautiful places on earth.  The light is special.  I am writing this from Provincetown – known for its gorgeous and spectacular light that Joel Meyerowitz so beautifully articulated in his book Cape Light.  Norway’s light has a similar luminosity, and a clarity that makes me blink a lot.  Being there a week before the summer solstice and therefor the “midnight sun” gave me almost 24 hours a day to enjoy it.

 

It was a long, long flight with occasional magical moments.

 

 

 

A stopover in Oslo gave us time to go to the Munch museum – one of my long time heroes.  Here is an inspiring thought from him:

On to Inderoy and the lovely Nord Photography Workshops. The most spectacular part of the trip was not the light, fjords, and breathtaking landscapes – it was the people.  For the second year I taught a workshop at Nord Photography in Inderoy and had, for the second year in a row, a group of wonderful students with a lovely combination of fun and seriousness.I thought shooting in water on our first day would be too much so Elisabeth, who can do anything, get anything etc, found us an empty pool!

We did advance to a pool with water for the last two days.  Not just a pool, an infinity pool overlooking a fjord.  Breathtaking view and breathtaking freezing cold water and air.  But Norwegians are hardy stock as they express their pride in their Viking heritage. 

Wearing a bag of rocks to keep her from floating, the intrepid Sheila Alnes pushes her vision!

Our goal was to learn to use the camera as a tool to discover new ways of looking at and interpreting the human form. The subject the human form, the nude, is the most popular subject throughout the history of art. I encourage an intuitive visual approach in photographing the body.  This may sound simple but is extremely hard to do but each of my students embraced this notion. While everyone worked extremely hard, they managed to take a playful attitude towards their visual growth and development, photographing as a means to explore and enlighten.

I could not be more proud of the work my students did in this workshop!

 July 17, 2017  Posted by at 11:49 am Workshops No Responses »
Feb 082017
 
Baltimore Magazine, February 2017

As the exhibition at Y:ART approached, press and publicity was building and we seemed to be getting a lot of great media coverage. I was thrilled with so much of the attention we received in print, online, and even on public broadcast through MPT, all of which generated a lot of interest and attendance at the […]

 February 8, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 pm Publications No Responses »
Feb 022017
 
New Work in 2017

2016 ended with such a bang, it’s now February and I’m STILL working on a “Year in Review” blog post to try to summarize the immense creative growth, productivity, and excitement that came with it. Everything in the last year has motivated me to keep working, to continue pushing the envelope of the ever-evolving creative […]

 February 2, 2017  Posted by at 4:00 pm Latest Images, Portfolio No Responses »
Nov 162016
 
"Conversations" with Bmore Art

BmoreArt, the award-winning Baltimore online journal, has done a wonderful job documenting the art community and evolved to engage a broad local and global audience. As Baltimore’s cultural scene has grown and gained momentum, they launched a podcast series in 2015 to dive further into the arts community. “Conversations” brings insightful and in depth audio interviews with local […]

 November 16, 2016  Posted by at 12:02 pm Publications No Responses »
Nov 012016
 
MPT ArtWorks Episode 507: Connie Reflects on her Art

Last Thursday, MPT ArtWorks aired Episode 507, highlighting their theme on “Photographers”. I could not be more thrilled with their segment on yours truly, which featured an in-studio visit and interview with my dear friend Rhea Feikin. I thought the images looked great, and Rhea’s thoughtful questions focused on core aspects of my work and process that I was […]

 November 1, 2016  Posted by at 2:00 pm Exhibitions, Lectures, and Appearances 1 Response »
Aug 252016
 
NORDPhotography Workshops 2016 Review

Last month, I had the opportunity to teach a workshop in Norway with NORDphotography entitled “The Nude As Form”, and I loved every minute of it. Upon arriving, my dear friend Jill Enfield was on her way out after teaching a workshop the week before mine. We arranged to meet up for coffee at the airport […]

 August 25, 2016  Posted by at 1:53 pm Travel, Workshops No Responses »
May 232016
 
Juniper Workshops Online Critique

On Sunday, May 22, Juniper Workshops featured a webinar with Ben Long and myself using WebEx conferencing technology to create a virtual classroom for hosting an in depth photo critique session. Although I’ve previously tutored students one-on-one using FaceTime, Skype, and Dropbox, this was the first time I’ve met with a group over the internet to […]

Apr 132016
 
The very refined process of creating interesting mirror shards

In a recent blog post, I introduced some of my latest images, which include working with some brand new broken mirror shards. Over the years, the process of generating new and interesting shapes of these mirror fragments has evolved. My first attempt involved bending an 8′ plexiglass mirror back on itself until it exploded, dangerously blasting […]

 April 13, 2016  Posted by at 3:58 pm Thoughts and Ramblings, Uncategorized No Responses »