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Friday, July 13, 2012

What is an environmental portrait?

An environmental portrait is a portrait taken in the subject's usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject's life and surroundings. The surroundings or background is a key element in environmental portraiture, and is used to convey further information about the person being photographed.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Decorating Adventure

Its a wintery day with blowing snow and temperatures at -5. Perhaps I'm thinking of warmer days subconsciously, while I search my archives for a photo.

Redecorating since January 1, 2012, I've started in my dining room with fresh paint of white and blue and a much better arrangement of furniture, now we can actually seat at the dining room table. After that I decided to tackle my kitchen with a deep grey hue, some new white shelves and a cozy spot to read my cookbooks and drink morning coffee, which is now the only seat in my tiny kitchen. I press on systematically from the front of the house into the hallway. Its a little drab so I purchased a lovely petite bench in a dark stain that has wonderful texture from its natural wood grain (Asian inspired). I installed tiny running lights under the bench and along the baseboard to create a warm and dramatic feel. To add to that warmth, I found a plush rug with deep reds that says, "step on me, sit down and take off your shoes."

So... I'm searching for one of my photos that might pick up those deep reds to hang above the bench. I'm having a hard time finding what I need so I decided to recolour a flower that I shot last summer. I've created something dramatic that I think works.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

iPhoneography Exhibit

Thanks to all my supporters and clients for make last weekends exhibition at Wychwood Barns a success.

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Location:Toronto, Canada

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Visit to Central Park

On my trip to New York, New York earlier this month; I went from the airport to check in at the hotel and then directly to Central Park. The park is huge so I didn’t get to see all of it in one afternoon but what I did see was really beautiful.

I entered the park at 5th Ave and 79th St. E, turned south at East Dr. and walked past The Ramble. This part of the park is 38 acres of winding pathways. Described by Frederick Law Olmsted as a “wild garden”, its home to native and exotic plant life and 230 species of birds.

Walking south I came across The Lake, and Boat House, which is a nice spot to stop and take in the view of the water and the buildings of 5th Ave on the other side.

The Alice in Wonderland sculpture is a favorite spot for children, who are encouraged to climb and play on the bronze sculpture, thousands of little hands polishing the surface smooth.

A destination I really wanted to get to was the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace. I was not disappointed the fountain and lake behind is breath taking. It’s a resting place, a calm but social oasis. I couldn’t help comparing it with the 5pm rush hour traffic just outside the park, I was glad to be here, no one was in a hurry to leave.

I moved on to the Bandshell, which is right in front of The Mall. It was alive with musicians, children playing, a game of frisbee, people engaged in chess and photographers like me trying to capture the moment.

Reaching the south end of the park I spotted Wollman Rink, The Dairy and The Pond. Feet aching, I was disparate at this point for a taxi to take me back to the hotel. I’ll have to see the rest of the park on my next visit.