Dec 31, 2012

2012 in review

Some of my greatest photographic moments of 2012 were spent in the encouraging and tremendously talented hands of Aline Smithson, Cig Harvey, Jennifer B. HudsonLoren HammerJoe Baraban and Sam Abell ~ I thank you all for challenging and touching my artistic spirit.

It was so wonderful to be included in The Next: Emerging LA Artists group exhibition at The Perfect Exposure Gallery.

A huge compliment received by Sam Abell about my work was that it reminded him of Cindy Sherman and Ralph Eugene Meatyard.  

Here are some of my favorite quotes and advice I heard this year....

"The soul always begins a thought with an image." -Aristotle

"If you're open to mistakes, they're hardly mistakes." -unknown

A few pearls of wisdom from Jennifer B. Hudson...
"We must show up for our own lives."
"Mentally, spiritually TRAVEL."

Advice of Keith Carter..."Trust your gut - be decisive."

An excerpt from Emerson's personal journal, after have his own daguerreotype made at a time when nobody had been photographed and the word 'photography' hadn't even existed yet...
"Were you ever daguerreotyped, O immortal man?  And did you look with all vigor at the lens of the camera to give the picture the full benefit of your expanded and flashing eye?"

A couple quotes from Joseph Campbell's, The Power of Myth...
"The best things can't be told because they transcend thought."
"What am I ?  Am I the bulb that carries the light or am I the light of which the bulb is a vehicle."

As I awoke this morning (to a classical music station) I heard the following lyrics... :)
"I don't eat people"

And finally a quote from the character Minnie Finch on I Love Lucy...
"When I kiss them they stay kissed."

Here's to an incredibly creative 2013 filled with growth, opportunity, laughter and love!!