Category Archives: Photography

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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No Film for YOU!

Like Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, it felt like the universe was saying: NO FILM FOR YOU! Taught as part of most fine art degrees in photography in the ’70s and ’80s, painting with the emulsion of Polaroid film was the hardest … 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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>Working in Series

>Whenever I teach a photography workshop to more advanced students, I encourage them to work in series — to create works with a common theme or subject matter. Most think this is easy and silly. So what? Who wants to … Continue reading

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>Oh Sure! Anyone Can Do This!

>Some art collectors like to denigrate photography. “Anybody can take a picture,” I’m told. You cannot image how many times I’ve heard this. It’s said to my face because the patron thinks I’m being paid a compliment! It’s said as … Continue reading

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>Screw Up Your Courage & Get Your Work Out There

> Superior View, Hand-altered Polaroid Photograph, ©2009 Jeane Vogel Working artists, inspired artists, hungry artists produce a lot of work. Some of it is wonderful. Some of it is not. How do we tell the difference? I use a time-honored … Continue reading

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What Kind of Disgusting Person Does This?

It’s true: I’m not a great business person. I’m an artist. I don’t want to trick or coerce someone into collecting my work or scheduling a wedding. I want my business model to be a partnership, to fulfill a need, to inspire a smile … Continue reading

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