Shore Birds

Noisy, playful, insistent, curious... I've got an idea in mind for a new book. And in this little book is where a seagull lives. I needed to get to the beach and  find my seagull. Thankfully this weekend was a perfect beach day kind of weekend. We packed all the usual, sunscreen, towels, body boards, and beach buckets. My family picked out their [...]

The Thing About Photography and Beauty

I recently had an assignment to photograph twenty one women. Spending time preparing the images for the client filled my heart with joy. I saw these women on my screen and saw beauty in each of their faces. But I heard something familiar when I photographed the women, "I hate how I look, I never look good in photographs, I hate [...]

The Photograph Keeper

This post is about photographs and a dress and book I recently stumbled across.. The Photographs My Grandma had to clean out her home of more than 50 years to move into a smaller apartment. There were boxes of photographs in the basement and albums on book shelves and photos on the walls. I had a chance to go through some of [...]

Cliché Photography

I read someone's post on Instagram which stated the biggest cliché  in photography are sunrise and sunset photos. As a photographer I wondered about this statement. I thought about all the photographs that have ever been taken. Photographs taken by masters of photography, like those of Ansel Adam's photographs of the American wilderness or Clyde Butcher's photographs capturing the beauty of the Florida Everglades. I thought about all [...]

Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb Today's Throwback Thursday is the fourth in my puppet book collection from photo illustrators T. Izawa and S. Hijikata. This book features the strange fairytale world of Tom Thumb. Published by Grosset & Dunlap. There's no copyright date printed in the book, but there is an inscription from the original owners of the on the inside cover, " To Diane and [...]