Category Archives: KidFiles

07-09

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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Happy Father’s Day!

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(Pencil drawing age 7- Martha B.)

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Father’s Day

My Father’s Hands

Family Album

Jewelry Box

A Blooming Interest

Paint By No Numbers

06-09

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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Inspired By…

…Eudora Welty’s Girl Portrait 1939.

Eudora Welty was known more for her works of fiction than for her many images of the rural south. Yet, she was quite adept with the camera. Welty enjoyed focusing her lens mainly on people and catching them in the transient moment…”

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Fashion details- Model Kayla wears a vintage floral dress.

(Left Photo- Eudora Welty. Right Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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Inspired By Dorothea Lange’s Girl Portrait, Ireland 1954

Inspired By Walker Evans’ Portrait of Lucille, Alabama 1936

Inspired By Mike Disfarmer- All 20 Portraits

April Showers

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(Crayon drawing, First Grade- Martha B.)

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A Blooming Interest

On The Road

Paint By No Numbers

Inspired By…

…Walker Evans’ Portrait of Lucille, Alabama 1936.

Walker Evans, like his peer Dorothea Lange, spent the Depression photographing the desperate plight of rural farmers. His image of ten year old Lucille makes this all the more poignant. Five years after Evans met Lucille, she was married, pregnant and still in the cotton field. At thirty she was a grandmother. In 1971, the year Evans had a retrospective at the Modern Museum of Modern Art, Lucille died. Despite the sad outcome of Lucille’s life, her 1936 portrait radiates youthful optimism and hope.

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Fashion details-Model Abbi wears a sleeveless dress from Gap Kids. Hat is by Tula.

(Right Photo- Walker Evans. Left Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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Inspired By Dorothea Lange’s Girl Portrait, Ireland 1954

Inspired By Mike Disfarmer- 20 Portraits

Two Barns In North Carolina

04-02

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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

03-31

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(Photo-© 2014 Martha Browne)

Inspired By…

…Dorothea Lange’s Girl Portrait, Ireland 1954

Most people are familiar with the photographer Dorothea Lange’s impressive black and white images from the Depression. But another, lesser known collection of hers, is compiled in the book ‘Dorothea Lange’s Ireland.’

Sponsored by Life Magazine, Lange and her son Daniel Dixon traveled to Ireland to explore and photograph rural life. She loved the country and its people. In particular, Lange enjoyed taking images of children. She felt they were “…incarnations of the past and prophecies of the future…” I couldn’t agree more.

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Fashion details- Shirt with peter pan collar, dot dress and knit cardigan all from Gap Kids. Locket and glasses are model A.’s own.

(Left Photo- Dorothea Lange. Right Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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Inspired By Mike Disfarmer- Portrait #3

Inspired By The Photographer’s Eye

Inspired By Georgia O’Keeffe

Endpapers #9

“Before mass printing in the 20th century it was common for endpapers of books to have paper marbling. Sometimes the endpapers were used for maps or other relevant information. They are the traditional place for bookplates or owner’s inscription…” – Wikipedia

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I find the most appealing endpapers to be in children’s books. This  sample is from Vol. 1 of ‘ Best in Children’s Books‘ c. 1958.

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Endpapers- #7, #5&#6, #4, #2

Nancy Drew Endpapers