My Mother turns 90

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I am working on a blurb book this week for my Mother who turns 90 in May.  It is a book of photographs of her and about her. This book  is not a eulogy;  she is not dead but very much alive.   She has always hated to have her picture taken and the only time anyone could get a good one is when she was unaware of the photographer.  I have been searching far and wide for photographs of her.  There seem to be whole periods  of her life when she was not photographed.  My Father turned 90 three and a half years ago, and I did a book for him.   It was amazing how many images were made of him;  he loved to be photographed and his mother, Bertha Neuhauser was a serious amateur photographer.  I had too many photographs of Dad to fit in a 160 page book.  On the other hand, my Mother was the daughter of an itinerant logger in Western Washington. The family moved each year (sometimes twice a year)  and  did not seem to place that much importance on pictures of themselves.  Still the book will be a story of a life well-lived, and after she met my father, it looks like a life with someone with whom she was in love.  Who could ask for more?  The photographs featured here are from the first page of the book:  thumbnails of her grandparents, parents, siblings, her wedding day, then pregnant with her fourth child (that would be me), reading to the other three.  Here’s to my Mother and to blurb.com  (and other self publishing programs) who give us an easy way to organize and edit family photographs.

Another post on selling photography

As most of you know I fell seven feet from the top of a ladder the other day and broke my hip.  Boy does it ever hurt and recovery is both expensive and slow.  My website manager extraordinaire,  Angela Prosper has convinced me that selling my work is the only way to...

Self-Portrait after 911

Self-Portrait after 911

Here is another one of a kind print from the early 2000s.  This is a self portrait taken with my old Mimaya TLR (twin lens reflex):  the film slipped when advanced.  I would get many frames that overlapped (a precursor to the pinhole images I do today).  The camera...

Janet and Jess

Janet and Jess

I wanted to make a new Home page and have my website open up to it.  But alas, my template will not allow it.  Might have to change, but in the meantime what I wanted to do on the home page was offer one item for sale each week.  This week it is an old school contact...