November 2, 2013
There were many things about Germany that surprised me. The friendliness of the people. How the countryside looked just like the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, where I’m from. The way in which every city seemed a place unto itself, each so different from all the others we visited.
Berlin was the most strikingly different city. I’ve never been anywhere like it, not in Germany or anywhere else. My boyfriend called is a modern-day Paris, and I think he’s right. The city has great and terrible histories – the marks are everywhere. Buildings are riddled with bullet holes. Triumphant gates and columns. Small golden squares sit deep in the sidewalk, remembering those who were taken from their homes. A modern building hugs and supports a destroyed church. In fact, modern buildings seem to hug and support the whole city. There are so few historic buildings left, especially downtown. The city seems to be endlessly being restored and rebuilt, and it gleams with the bright reflection of glass and color. Bouyant structures are everywhere.
The beautiful, hyper-modern train station.
A bridge connects two government buildings, high above the street.
Glass and sky for miles downtown.
One of the gorgeous government buildings along the river Spree.
One of a string of courtyards in East Berlin surrounded by beautiful buildings with tile facades.
Taking a boat tour on the river Spree was one of the highlights of our trip, and was a fantastic way to see the city.
Another government building, right near the Reichstag.
More glass, more sky, near Tiergarten.
September 29, 2013
I was lucky enough to be able to spend two weeks in Germany in late August this year. I was told, many times over, that I would love it there, but I really had no concept of how much I would enjoy it. The countryside reminded me of my home in Pennsylvania, and the cities jarred me out of my staid way of life in Boston. Hannover and Berlin were especially enjoyable, as I found great comfort, challenge, and surprise in both places.
I would love to fill this space with dozens of photos from the trip, but I’ve limited myself to two images per city as a glimpse of what we saw and did. If you’d like information on any of the places I visited, just let me know!
March 14, 2013
Work is happening. Not sure if it’s good, not sure if it will see the light of day. But art/work/artwork is happening.
February 9, 2013
Hello all from the very snowy Northeast! I figured I’d take advantage of being snowed in to share some really exciting news and a few new photos.
First things first – I am thrilled to report that my work is currently being shown in Cambridge, England! United Photo Industries joined with the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge to create Human Flows, a group exhibition of photography on the topic of humanity and movement. I’m on the lookout for photos of the installation and show opening, but in the meantime, you can read more about the exhibition here.
Over the last two months I also took advantage of the break between my classes to do a bit of shooting towards a new project. I’m keeping most of the work private until the project is complete, but I wanted to share two of the new images with you. I also rediscovered an old image from 2008, and you can see all three below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the work in the comments!
Untitled 32, 2013:
Untitled 35, 2013:
Untitled 8, 2008:
I hope to have more news and photos for you all shortly!
January 12, 2013
Shoot day tomorrow . . .
For me, that means nerves.
One chance at getting what I want out of a shoot – I can’t replicate anything I do. So pressure pressure pressure.
Which means it is time to drift back into hazy memory of a different date, and a different place:
November 14, 2012
Hard to believe only a week ago I was just finishing the installation of “Workplace” in the library at Mount Holyoke College, and that the work is already down, but what a few days! And what an immensely rewarding experience. Students, alumnae, staff, and faculty were able to see the work over November 7-10 as part of Mount Holyoke College’s 175th Anniversary celebration, and the resulting discussion and feedback was better than I could have hoped for. Thank you to everyone who assisted me with this project, loaned me their shoes, and came to see the work in person!
Installation photos below – click for full-size images:
October 26, 2012
Hello friends! Quick update for you as a few things are going on:
- The PRC is offering an auction after-sale, so you have another chance to buy a framed print of mine, supporting me AND the PRC at the same time. Click the photo below if you’re interested!
- Voltage Coffee and Art in Kendall Square will be showing one piece of mine in their all-photo spectacular, Bring Back the Shot. The show runs October 29th – December 12, and the opening is next Friday, November 2nd, from 7p-10p. Coffee, wine, and snacks! Definitely check it out if you can. More deets here.
September 13, 2012
A month from today is the Photographic Resource Center’s annual benefit auction, and I’m honored to be one of the photographers with a piece in the silent auction. The image is one I shot while shooting for Unrelenting Silence and is a great example of why I shoot the way I do, and why I love shooting with film:
I highly recommend attending the auction if you can as it will be a great evening filled with photography, food and wine, and the excitement of the live auction. Check out photos from last year’s auction (I’m in a few as an art handler!). It’s an event not to be missed!