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The opening was fabulous! Wednesday, May 8 came as the hallowed date that had been circled on my calendar for many months. As it came down to the weeks before the exhibit, we were in flat-out mode: printing, framing, shipping. Everything had to work like clockwork. There were anxiety-producing glitches, of course. A call from […]

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Right now (as I type) we are printing for my exhibit at the Robin Rice Gallery in New York City which opens on May 8, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a dream-based series called Rapture, based on life-long dreams of floating in the air. It’s exciting to explore one’s inner thoughts as […]

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farewell to a friend

  My dear friend Mary Gales died in Seattle on January 23. It was an unexpected and untimely death. For thirteen years she was my body worker, fellow artist, musician and friend. I have photographed Mary a number of times over the years and we had plans to do another photo session soon. She was […]

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spring classes

I will be teaching a class called How to Take Better Pictures. It will be held at PCNW in Seattle from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m on Saturday, April 21. No experience is necessary. I will be talking about design, composition, lens choice, natural light and working with people. Good to polish your skills prior to […]

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It has been snowing for a couple of days in Seattle, a not-very-common occurrence. When that happens, the city shuts down. I grew up in North Dakota so I have met winter. My last winter there, years ago, we had three weeks of eighty-below-zero wind chill. But snow? There’s lots of it but It doesn’t […]

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Here is an upcoming class for winter term at PCNW in Seattle: How to use your dedicated flash (speed light) to take great photos for travel, sports, outdoor portraiture and weddings. This is a three-part class on Wednesdays January 18 and  February 1, 2012 from 6-9 PM and one Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 1-4 […]

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These portraits of Emily Monfort were taken in 2008 and 2011. On the left she is thinner and more frail, though most people would not realize how ill she was except for the oxygen tube. On the right she is a bit more robust and lovely as ever. The truth is that Emily would not […]

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sailing along

A year or so ago my husband Ted and I attended a charity auction for Gage Academy. By the time the evening was over (wine was served), my husband had bid on (and won) a trip aboard a freighter ship. “You bought WHAT?” I asked, incredulous.  click here to see the YouTube video A year […]

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Fall Classes

If the world’s economic problems are getting you down, consider taking a personal journey of learning. It costs far less than a vacation and you will invest in skills you can use for for a lifetime. Here are some offerings for fall: ABC’s of Beautiful Light at PCNW Wednesday evenings beginning September 21. This course […]

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portrait after the flood

In late June I visited my hometown of Minot, N.D. At that time Minot was bracing for an epic flood. Huge dikes had been built to save a shopping center and a junior high school. (The dikes eventually failed.) Pink plastic ribbons fluttered on the front door of each home in the evacuation zone to […]

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