On My Reading List

#11. Photography- ‘Portraits‘ By Rineke Dijkstra, 2002.

“…It’s like what Diane Arbus said, you are looking for the ‘gap between intention and effect.’ People think that they present themselves one way, but they cannot help but show something else as well. It’s impossible to have everything under control. But when I try to photograph somebody, especially the full body, it always makes them wonder ‘oh, what am I going to do with my hands,etc.’ And I think, retrospectively, I really used that more or less with the beach photos…”

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Budget Bride

Showcasing bridal dresses under $700.

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Budget Bride #23. H&M lace dress with trumpet sleeves- $29.95. Check local stores for availability. Worn with Converse slip-on sneakers and DIY tulle veil. Tattoo is model’s own.

(Photos & Styling- Martha Browne. Model- Rachel)

~candid spaces~

A series of photographs showing home interiors, exteriors and gardens as I found them. No effort was made in styling.

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Family Life- Home

Home

By Poet Edgar Guest

” It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home,

A heap o’ sun an’ shadder, an’ ye sometimes have t’ roam

Afore ye really ‘preciate the things ye lef’ behind,

An’ hunger fer ’em somehow, with ’em allus on yer mind…”

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(Our old home drawn by Curtis, age 5. )