Another beautiful young lady, another graduate of Babson College, another fun portrait session.  Radhika wanted a photo session that included her parents and best friend who were in town to celebrate her upcoming graduation.  We decided to include photographs of the group as we toured the lush campus.  Radhika’s mom was a trip – loving the camera more than her daughter (you can see where she got her stunning looks from)!  I wanted to mix the more traditional graduation shots with a few of Radhika alone in the more woodsy (“camp-like” I called it) area of the campus, where she changed into a more casual outfit of jeans and top, and had a chance to relax and reflect. PINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPIN

Introducing Sabrina, a pretty blonde lady I had the privilege of photographing last week at her now alma mater, Babson College (this is part one of two, because I actually had back to back Babson graduate sessions that day!).  Sabrina is a warm and insightful girl, humble yet fun (you can spot a dose of her humor with the nod to “Legally Blonde”).  Sabrina is originally from California but plans to stay in the Boston area, pursuing a career in consulting or product strategy.  She loved her experience at Babson, especially the creative entrepreneurial experience she received!  I love how Sabrina radiates in these photos, and wish her luck in her future endeavors!

How sweet is this growing family?  Mom contacted me earlier this year regarding a Belly and Baby Package.  This is Part 1 – the maternity session.  This family is laid back and outdoorsy, and little Grace loves to explore the outdoors with her parents.  We decided to hold the session at the Acton Arboretum to take advantage of lovely spring blooms.  I like that we captured a bunch of tender moments – including the wiping of toddler Grace’s runny nose and dad trying to get her attention with some songs and clapping, or just gazing on in adoration of his wife as I photographed her close up maternity portraits.

I look forward to visiting them at their home in Sudbury this summer once their little one arrives – stay tuned!

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This winter and spring I had the pleasure of a junior high intern join me weekly at the studio, Isabella Blackman.  She is a talented and insightful young lady who has interests in the arts and computer science!  To wrap up her time with me, we had her complete a Fine Art Friday blog post after her recent trip to New York City.

This past week I visited New York and while I was there I did some gallery hopping. I was fortunate come across one that I had wanted to visit for a while now: Fergus McCaffrey. The gallery is located in Manhattan, right on West street.

The artist that was featured was Gary Rough. He is a New York based photographer though he was born in Scotland. He holds a BA and an MFA from the Glasgow School of the arts. Once he finished school he moved to Berlin to further his studies and then ended up in New York where he now currently resides and currently works.

He has had two exhibits shown at Fergus McCaffrey. In his new exhibit he presents a series of things that he has gathered together such as, prefabricated metal bathroom stalls, custom neon lighting, recycled wood sculptures, and his own crafted works.

“Rough was born in the proudly working-class city of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1972. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Glasgow was decimated by the collapse of its heavy manufacturing industry—much like Detroit today. In both cases, this brought about economic ruin, rampant unemployment, and urban decay, all of which helped to accelerate the ongoing decline of male authority. Rough is a child of those times, and his work touches on the universally complex bravado and fragility of the male psyche today.”

One piece I especially connected too was one of the main pieces of art presented. It immediately caught my eye because it was the first thing that I saw when I walked in:

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Here are some more photos from the exhibit:

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For more information on Rough and the exhibition you can visit Galleriesnow.net.

 

I have added another book to my repertoire of offered products!  Introducing the Loktah book.  I made this book for my own personal use – it’s Calvin’s 1st year book.  (Now that I have it in hand, I plan to create another sample for the studio, but in the meantime will use this guy).

The reason I am drawn to Loktah products is their beautiful and unique selection of cover materials.  This ticking tape linen book cover fits my personal aesthetic to a T!  They have beautiful, textured options from organic, handmade papers to linens to hemp.  The flush mount, thick card-stocked pages come in a matte or luster finish.  I am excited to now offer this as one of my many awesome book options (at this point I probably have too many, but I am admittedly obsessed with making and owning books, so the more the merrier!).PINPINPINPINPINPIN