Category Archives: Inspiration

An Artist’s Journey: China, 4 July 2014

There’s nothing like teaching students who want to learn… who are hungry for knowledge. The university was expecting 10 students for the photography workshop… 23 came through the door. Some with English, some with none. All had their cameras. None … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 1 July 2014

Renata and I were treated like honored guests by two of Renata’s former students and one of the student’s parents. I have never felt so welcome and honored and special. Never. Wonderful funny moments: my Mandarin was so badly pronounced … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 7 am, 29 June 2014

Incense offerings at Wong Tai Sin Temple, for the Daoist deities, Kowloon, Hong Kong, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios A few random thoughts about Hong Kong after 36 hours: • Are there friendlier people on the planet? Truly kind, helpful, cheerful … Continue reading

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An Artist’ Journey: China, 6am, 28 June 2014

Sunrise from Stanley House, Hong Kong. © 2014 Jeane Vogel Studios This is no ordinary journey. This is an artists’ journey to teach, to learn, to expand a studio practice. This is a journey about people. I landed in Hong … Continue reading

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The Land Always Calls

I know I’m a person filled with opposites. I love being with people, but I prefer to work alone. I am down-in-the-ditches feminist, but I like to be home with my husband and kids. I’m a homebody with wander lust. And … Continue reading

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Searching for Words

Art saves lives. Anyone who knows me or reads my posts knows that’s my mantra. Art is personal expression. It’s communication. My artist statement gently reminds patrons that “art should match your soul, not your sofa.” Art should speak to … Continue reading

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Finding Something New

One of the exercises I give photography students is to go to a very familiar place and find something surprising, something new, and make an image that wows you. It’s a hard assignment. Of course, it’s an exercise in slowing … Continue reading

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