Okay, so I am taking an artistic risk here. Let me explain. My friend Yvonne has a client and dear friend named Shirley. She is a classic renaissance woman who began to explore her artistic talents in the hallowed decade of the forties in the little town of New York. I spent a charmed afternoon with her in her home in Los Angeles. We talked about how we both studied the art of our choosing at The New School in lower Manhattan (photography for her and calligraphy for me). Shirley’s house was filled with treasures from the deco light fixture in the foyer to the molded formica and lucite table in the dining room. I was entralled with the artwork in the dining room. Shirley herself was a treasure and shared with me her photographic style and technique.
She showed me that the photographs were filled frames of how the eye sees beautiful and fascinating little peices of art and design. Each one of the photos are virtual snippets of the world around us and not manipulated in any way; just captured segments made beautiful by light, shadows, reflections, angles, etc. The day after visiting Shirley I saw my first incredible segment at LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Art). It’s the photo at the top of this page. Since that time I have looked at the vistas in each place I’ve visited to see if there is another segment worth capturing.
In honor of Shirley and with the greatest respect for the years of experience honing her art of photography I offer these samples. I don’t love them all but a few are good enough to make me happy. Let me know what you think.
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