Week one: self portrait
I have been a photographer since I was 19 years old. Actually, I have been taking photos since I was old enough to hold a 110 camera (remember those), but I was 19 when I received my first photo assignment for a local music magazine. I studied fine art photography at the University of Buffalo and photojournalism at Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon graduation from RIT, I proceeded to work for newspapers in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. I have also worked for magazines in Maryland as well as the Associated Press. During this time I received seven awards that I am immensely proud of.
In 2005, I started doing freelance work. This enabled me to explore my interest in jewelry design. The majority of my time was still devoted to photojournalism and it wasn't until 2009 that I found myself splitting my time equally between photography and jewelry. I opened a shop on Etsy, had my first piece published six months later and two years later, started this blog.
I am equally passionate about both mediums. I am exhilarated over documenting life in the communities; capturing beautiful moments of everyday life. I am in love with the creative energy that goes into designing a piece of jewelry and am completely addicted to beads! Creating jewelry has added many wonderful aspects to my life. While I have a very fulfilling life immersing myself in both photography and jewelry, in my heart I will always be a photographer first.
I am excited to take on this photographic exploratory journey with Sally. Not only is it a really fun concept, but it is also a great way to explore my world through my camera, one week at a time.
Congratulations on all your accomplishments! Your photo is fabulous and I can't wait to see what the coming weeks bring.ReplyDelete
It's a lovely photo. The colors are wonderful. I can't wait to see where the challenge takes us this year.ReplyDelete
oh how wonderful! I look forward to seeing your photographs this year!ReplyDelete
This is a fabulous photo! I love how you framed it with you off to one side.ReplyDelete
Kathleen, great shot! Beautiful composition and I am loving the red hair you got going on there!!ReplyDelete
I am so excited to be doing this with you involved! I hope to learn a lot from you!!! Great photo...love the way you spaced it out...see..already learning from you!!ReplyDelete
I am in no way surprised to here of your awards. Your photos are always superb. Congratulations on the recognition as indeed, well deserved. I really enjoy this shot and for no particular reason that I can put my finger on it gives me a 1950s feel.ReplyDelete
Although I cannot see your whole face, I see contenment in the picture...doing what you love to do...that's what life is all about! :)ReplyDelete
Oh we have a ringer in the group! Lokking forward to see what you come up with every week! Lovely photo.ReplyDelete
Lovely - quiet and beautiful!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful self portrait!ReplyDelete
A quiet moment, with your Precious... serene.ReplyDelete
You are a true artist Kathy... I can verify....ReplyDelete
Awesome shot!! Love this one,....ReplyDelete
Reading your history, it is clear that photography and your camera are so much a part of who you are, it was a perfect addition to your self portrait, you look perfectly at ease there, which is beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love this photo! Very cool!ReplyDelete
I didn't realize how in-depth your experience is! Very cool! I guess we were too focused on our big tools in Stacie's class to realize much of anything else. haaaaaaaaaaa Can't wait to see your touch on this year's projects!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photo, this should be a fun year of picturesReplyDelete
I wish that I had joined this challenge as I really need to get better at taking picturesReplyDelete
So nice to read a little bit about you and what inspires you. And you do both (photography and jewelry) so well. Very appropriate to have a camera taking center stage in your self-portrait.ReplyDelete
You are a photo maven and it shows. Your self portrait is just fabulous. I love the off-centerness of it and though we can't fully see your face, your camera (which sounds like has long been an extension of you) is perfectly visible. Very well done!ReplyDelete
Kathleen, I'm sorry I had not commented on this post yet - felt like I had for some reason..ReplyDelete
This is a STUNNING self portrait. I love everything about it - like Hope said - the composition, showing some and not all of your face - a bit of mystery, and your perfectly placed camera. I hope to learn from you too as we go along - you're our resident photographer! :-)
I too LOVE this shot . after reading the description it is the perfect representation!ReplyDelete