Thursday, December 18, 2008

So as I'm sure most of you know I've just returned from Ireland where among other things I was once again photographing my grandmother. Well the above photos are from those 10 days when I was her guest. This being my third trip for this purpose I found it hard not to repeat myself, but I still feel that I came away with some gems that add to the overall series. One thing that was great about this trip was that Donie (that's what we call my grandmother) was much more relaxed and comfortable in her role as model. She no longer wondered why I wanted to photograph her food or any other every day moment. As an aside: those are some pretty great legs for an 87 year old don't you think!

I'm sure most of you are aware of Women in Photography, the on-line gallery curated by Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips that features some pretty amazing artists. Well right now they are featuring one of my all-time favourites and that's Laura Letinsky. She writes really well about her work so it is definitely worth a look and a read. It's also worth browsing the archives which contain artists such as Alessandra Sanguinetti and Elinor Carruci. I always think of submitting to them but with such big names I know that there must be some very stiff competition. I will be sure to only submit my absolute best when I'm ready.

Lastly, it is quite rare that people know me because of my blog so a shout out to Samantha who I met tonight. As well Austin and Meghan Kelon from Texas who follow my blog and came to my show at The Visual Voice Gallery while they were in Montreal, that was pretty cool.

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