Studio Event – Photography
This weekend I will be wearing a different hat, that of a photographer rather than a writer. I will participate in a popular event among artists and residents of Tucson — an Open Studio Tour.
Every year in the fall the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) organizes that event with great skill and dedication. As a result the Open Studio Tour is growing into a bigger, more popular, and more prestigious event. This Saturday and Sunday, November 13th and 14th, from 11am till 5pm, over 200 artists of Tucson will open their studio doors and welcome visitors. Here is the LINK where you can find the participating artists and their studios.
Here are a few words about my photography.
I was a writer before I became a photographer. The photography sprang from my writing and publishing assignments and it became an integral part of my life — a joyful one. It brings a good balance to the very demanding, lonely, and often frustrating act of writing. Writing and photography — I love them both, just like two different children.
So far my photography is narrative, rather than experimental. I try to show how I see things around me, what fascinates me, tell a story, or make a comment.
My strongest interests in photography are people, plants, and architecture.
Photographic close-ups of people’s faces are the landscapes of their souls in my opinion, while plants fascinate me with the contrast of their fragility and strength.
I like photographing architectural structures because they tell us a lot about the place, the time, and the people who created them.
While traveling across this country twice a year (from Tucson to Cape Cod and back) and enjoying being a passenger most of the time rather than a driver, I have a great opportunity of taking my photo observations “on the road.” My hope is to share them later with others in my photo essays — an exciting combination of words and images.
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