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I am honored to have my food photography appearing in the latest edition of Edge of Humanity Magazine. A wonderful online publication. Enjoy.  https://edgeofhumanity.com/2017/02/04/food-7/

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the remains of clams casino

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scenes from edmands park

Walking into Edmands Park was an escape for me. I was working at a small nonprofit located at Boston College’s Newton Campus researching and writing grants. On occasion I needed to rise from the computer and walk around to collect my thoughts, free my brain from jargon, and so on. I’m not the most adventurous person – really! – but when I start walking I sometimes get lost in the motion. Luckily my job was free form enough, so long as I met deliverables and deadlines, that it was okay if my legs kept me going past the stone walls of the campus and into the neighboring woods. It became ritual and coincided with my deepening exploration of photography. At times it seemed a magical place, strangely isolated, though it was adjacent to an active college campus. I’m not sure how many of the students knew what beauty lay around them. Over time, I would collect photos from across the seasons. I couldn’t wait to make my way into the woods after a heavy rain or snowfall to see how the landscape had been transformed.

Eventually I compiled those images and paired them with a few words about my experiences in Edmands Park into a book and published it independently. I shared the book with friends but I didn’t really know what else to do at the time. Anulfo Baez of The Evolving Critic suggested I check out the Indie Photobook Library (iPL) founded by Larissa LeClair. Her library featured the work of emerging and established photographers who were self-publishing their work. I did reach out to Ms. LeClair and she did indeed accept my submission of In Edmands Park for her library.

Five years later her library collection has been placed at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. In a recent press release she stated that while the iPL is now closed to submissions, she “will continue to advocate on behalf of self-publishers from around the world by directly consulting with libraries and museums on their acquisitions.” I am thankful for that early support and recognition of my work and honored to now have one of my books figuratively if not literally sitting on a library shelf at Yale University.

Sources & Additional Reading

iPL collection adds to Beinecke’s strengths in photobooks and modern trends in self-publishing – http://news.yale.edu/2016/11/16/ipl-collection-adds-beinecke-s-strengths-photobooks-and-modern-trends-self-publishing

In Edmands Park

See more images here: http://www.newtonconservators.org/art_staples.htm

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Trinity Church in the City of Boston has produced a new guidebook that highlights and explores the art and architectural features of this historic gem. The 48-pages feature information about the principal makers of the building, its design and construction which primarily took place between 1872-1877, interior and exterior decorations, and much more. It is a visual treat with reproductions of original sketches, early watercolor paintings, as well as interior and exterior images by many fine local photographers. I am honored to have two photos in this book including this detail from John La Farge’s Purity stained glass window.

As noted at the end of the publication, the guidebook is dedicated to Edward Earl Duffy (1960-2012), a Trinity Church parishioner and tour guide who loved the building’s art and architectural legacy. The book is available for $11.95 in the church gift shop. Enjoy!

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I’m excited to share that The MacGuffin Winter 2016 issue is now available. The MacGuffin is a respected literary magazine based at Schoolcraft College.  I’m honored to have four images featured inside.  The entire collection of poetry, fiction and nonfiction is stellar. Please check it out.

MacGuffin Magazine, Winter 2016

MacGuffin Magazine, Winter 2016

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… gearing up for the various open studios and spring exhibits. The greater Boston area is rich with opportunities and it has been a pleasure taking part in different ways from volunteer to exhibitor. Here are some of the venues where you’ll find my work alongside the work of many other fine artists, and other publication news.

Somerville Open Studios Volunteer Exhibit @ Diesel Cafe, Davis Square, Somerville, April 8 – May 20, 2016, 11 x 14 framed print of a scene along the Mystic River

Cambridge Open Studios @ Riverside Gallery, May 15 – 16, 2016, 12-6pm, 11 x 14 framed metallic print of a sunlit Torch Lily

This 11 x 14 framed metallic print of sunlight flowing over water has been submitted for an upcoming exhibit. More details if it is accepted.

And I’m happy to report that I have four grayscale images appearing in the Winter 2016 Issue of The MacGuffin, a respected international literary magazine based out of Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI. One of those four images will be featured on the cover of The Mini-MacGuffin, a best of issue that editors will hand out as part of their participation at the upcoming AWP Conference & Bookfair in Los Angeles. More details as the publications become publicly available.

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Read about The Singing Window at Tuskegee University in Deep South Magazine here. Enjoy!

Photo by Carol M. Highsmith

Photo by Carol M. Highsmith

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This year marked the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  There have been many articles and books written in celebration of this brilliant work.  David Day’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Decoded (2015) must be one of the most unique explorations of the book’s creation.  Day pairs the full text of the novel with a detailed analysis of how Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) tapped his interests in mathematics, literature, religion, music and more to build a complex world for a curious little girl named Alice.

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson),photograph,2 June 1857

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson),photograph,2 June 1857

It is widely believed that the character Alice is based on Alice Liddell. Alice and her sisters Lorina, Edith and brother Harry were the children of Henry George Liddell, dean of Christ Church College, Oxford where Hodgson had been studying mathematics. He would befriend the family and especially the sisters and the rest is literary history.

Alice Liddel, photograph by ,1860

Alice Liddel, photograph by Lewis Carroll,1860

A few years ago I had the opportunity to meander around Christ Church, Oxford and there I photographed a stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones. His model was Edith Liddell.  That image appears in Mr. Day’s book for which I am grateful because the book is filled with beautiful illustrations, photography and reproductions of engraving and paintings.  And then there’s the mathematical diagram of Fibonacci’s rabbits and the explanation of how that rule applies to the story.  The book truly is a treat for people of wide-ranging interests.

Highly recommend this article by Katherine Dedyna in the Times Colonist and Nathan Whitlock’s review on the Quill and Quire.

The book is available for purchase via the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Alices-Adventures-Wonderland-Decoded-Carrolls/dp/0385682263

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