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Fall Recap

I have been having a pretty busy fall. It's been great but I realized recently it's caused me to neglect my poor blog! This post will summarize some of what I've been up to in the last two months-

(Photo credit Ricardo Villamil)

 I did a cool water-themed photo shoot at Jamaica Pond with Lauren Hefez.


 (Photo credit jppilates1 on Instagram)

I did a shoot for local activewear company, DA Active. I'll post more photos when their spring line is live!

I had participated in Jamaica Plain Open Studios on one of the most beautiful weekends in Boston's weather history where I got to hang out with these guys all weekend-


I escaped to Nantucket for a weekend with my mom.


 (Photo credit Dana J. Quigley)

I went to Photo Nights Boston's Industry Night event where I got to hang out with my CDIA buddies. 

...and spent some time enjoying the fall weather with Seth and Mr. Dog.

That's it for now! Enjoy the season and I'll post again soon.

Fitness Photo Shoot with Laura Stevenson Pilates

Last week I did a shoot with Laura of Laura Stevenson Pilates at a park in Charlestown. We had a cloudy day which provided some nice even lighting and cool dramatic backgrounds. Laura has been doing Pilates for years and was able to hold some crazy hard poses long enough for me to get the shots I needed (which was greatly appreciated). I guessed early on that she had a background in ballet; the way she carried herself and her graceful movements made her a fantastic model!


And my favorite of the day:
For more information about Laura, visit her website and Facebook fan page. If you or anyone you know would like to schedule a fitness photo session with me, please send me an email or fill out the form on my contact page.

Zero New Washington Street Dog Park

It was 70 degrees on Friday so Apollo and I decided to check out a new dog park we've been hearing about in Somerville. He had a blast; all the dog walkers were bringing their "clients," and there seemed to be no less than 14 or 15 dogs there the whole time. There was a ton of room to run, balls to chase, things to climb on, tunnels to run through, etc. Another bonus is that there is plenty of free parking, but it was only a 5 minute walk from the Sullivan Square T stop too.

Making friends

Weeeeeee!

Aaaaand spent.

New Year, New Work

As some of you many know, a few years ago I was introduced to oil painting and was instantly hooked. I then tried acrylic and one thing I loved about it was the textures you could create using the paints. I've recently become interested in combining my love of photography with painting so I began looking into digital transfers.

These pieces are wood studio panels painted in white acrylic paint for texture. I then applied a digital transfer of one of my images to each board.
After that they get coated in a preserving spray (that will help eliminate fading) and then a matte acrylic varnish. On some of the pieces I included text as an experiment; I took an awesome typography class a few years ago and I'm always looking for ways to incorporate it into my work.
I had a lot of fun making these and look forward to making more using different techniques. There are so many things you can do with transfers in terms of layering images, use of color, texture, etc. I ordered a book from the library called "Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials" which was recommended to me by my friend and digital transfer guru Chris O'Brien. Can't wait to get my hands on it!