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Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

She Wrote

Pattern's Faction ©Ariana Page Russel

The other day I was emailing with another female artist in regard to an upcoming Nymphoto Conversation, and at one point she wrote how nice it was to see how considerate all of us women were with each other. I loved reading that and thought about how true it is.
The Nymphoto Collective is a mishmash of strong willed women that often collaborate or interact with lots of other strong willed women and when we get together it can be like a chicken coop - and I mean that in the best possible way.
And it is also true that we often work seamlessly together and that collaborating is a pleasure. 2008 has been much about redirecting my photography and community building. This blog and the Nymphoto Blog have made much of that possible. The 'Internets' is magical I say.
2009 is already off to a good start and looks like it will be a great year for the collective and my own work. My husband likes to say: A slow economy and a broke city can be great for creativity. Or as Rahm Emanuel has said: Never let a serious crisis go to waste.

First Image: from 'Angle Of Repose' © Toni Pepe
Second Image: from 'Skin Two' Flora (Kneel) ©Ariana Page Russel

PS: Also if you haven't checked in with the weekly Nymphoto Conversations take a look via www.nymphoto.blogspot.com.
This week Rona interviewed Laura Napier, last week Margot interviewed Ariana Page Russel and the week before that Jane interviewed Toni Pepe . Next week my conversation with Michele Abeles will publish Thursday. You can also see Michele's work (and many other great artists such as Sonja Thomsen) currently at Women In Photography in their online showcase titled "IF THERE WAS A LITTLE MORE SILENCE".

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Flak Photo

If you head over to Andy Adams' Flakphoto, you can see my favorite image from my Ferro Series published as Today's Flak Photo. I am honored to have my image featured and if you poke around Flak you will see why. Previously featured photographers include Robin Schwartz, Noah Kalina, Amy Stein, Laurel Ptak, Amy Elkins, Myra Greene and so many other outstanding artists. Loves it!

Schimmelreiter ©Nina Buesing

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Kiosk & Egg Prickers

Friesennerz in Montauk © Nina Buesing/Plainpicture

A while back I noticed the hot pink neon sign on Spring Street that read 'Kiosk'. The word Kiosk conjures memories of my friends & I as kids walking to the Kiosk to stock up on ice cream, the paper for our parents or some sweets.

The Spring Street Kiosk is a store that sells culturally distinct items from around the world. When I looked up the items for sale from Germany, I squealed with delight. Particularly at the Egg Pricker and the Yellow Rain Coat (or Friesennerz as we like to call it). The yellow rain slicker is the exact coat my friends (the same friends I used to walk with to the local Kiosk decades ago) gifted me in May when I was visiting Hamburg --which is on that North Coast of Germany ;)

Anyway, go visit Kiosk. Virtually you can do so at: www.kioskkiosk.com or you can physically stop by at 95 Spring Street, 2nd Floor. I recommend visiting both ways.