So, as it seems, 2020 is not finished being bizarre. Here in South Louisiana, we have just come through a strange, strong October hurricane. Another chapter in this weird tale of the year that has changed the landscape of our lives. Hurricane Delta fell to the west of us, battering the already battered areas around … More Weathering the Storms
It’s always fun to decorate for the holidays, and Halloween kitsch is some of our favorite stuff to put out and about. I had a bit of font and Photoshop fun and created some open source freebies for you. You can check them out below and/or download from my Dropbox here: Halloween Freebies! They’re made … More Fun (Free) Halloween Printables
Being “off work” so much has allowed me to focus on creative endeavors outside of portrait work. I’ve taught some courses and am even preparing to launch some tutorials on my YouTube page. Since portraits are straggling here, I’m diversifying. 😉 And of course it’s given me a ton of time to realize that my … More Clearing My Mind (and Office)
Weird Word Wednesday? Haven’t done this in a while. But I came across this word and thought, “how perfect for this year.” Draffsack (noun) – A bag of garbage, used figuratively to mean ‘a big paunch, or belly, a glutton.’ A couple of examples I have come up with: “This year has been a huge … More Draffsack (n.)
Currently, it’s pleasant outside. There’s a light breeze and some cloud cover, but nothing that looks ominous. Nothing that would indicate that two storms are bearing down on the Gulf of Mexico. Marco should make landfall late tonight and Laura at the next day. We will probably get a lot of rain, which is scary … More And now we wait.
There are a few frustrations in my life that gnaw at me. One is the fact that I cannot keep up with blogging consistently. I can write and teach courses on photography. I can create 40 pieces of self-portraiture in 40 days. I can organize exhibits, virtual and in-person. I can even create and compile … More I’m a terrible blogger
Has it been nearly two months since I have written for you here? It has. And I apologize. Actually, I don’t. It’s been busy and weird. Probably for you too. So, I think it’s time I reintroduce myself. I’ll do so in the format of “random questions” (though the questions aren’t really random, but carefully … More Hello, again. It’s me.
For your reference, before you begin reading: What are Schemas? I have been thinking about writing a post about “schema” and how all the experiences and knowledge we have build into ways we continue to interpret information – visually, in reading, and in future experiences. When I stood in front of a classroom of 30 … More How Experience Shapes our View
Who would have known that the first two weeks of “summer break” would be busier than all of “lockdown” so far? School supply drop off and pick up days, yearly checkups and appointments, consultations, and bribing my eldest child to allow herself to be photographed for an ongoing series… I am exhausted. Today was the … More Long time, no see
This is the eleventh part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Nitashia Johnson is a photographer, artist, graphic designer, and a fresh voice for the Black … More Quarantine Chronicles #11 – Nitashia Johnson, Artist/Graphic Designer