30 December 2012

From my (I THOUGHT) recent Past.

I was looking at a group on my Facebook page. It is the ex-Scitex employee page. On this is a video of a product that I needed to be trained in. It was one of the many systems that I got to see in my trips to Israel.
It was called the Blaze.
The Blaze was a photo editing tool that Scitex came out with. Imagine an "early Photoshop ™" if you will.. This was the tool I was learning and training on.

Here is a video just to show where I started BEFORE the advancements of Photoshop™ and it's growth to becoming a verb, and a noun:



Ohhhh the good old days!!!

Also, Have a WONDERFUL and SAFE New Year!!!!

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09 October 2012

Venus and Mars Holi-DAY Out at the Marriot

FUN!!!!!

Venus and Mars Holi-DAY Out

"Venus and Mars Holi-DAY Out at the Marriot" on December 9, 2012.
2:00 - 7:00 PM 
Marriott Hotel, 1000 Marriott Blvd., Quincy, MA. 02169.
This event is being put on by the WWMI.
WHAT THE HECK IS THAT??
WWMI = "Women We Made It is a declaration- whether personal or professional, that recognizes and celebrates the achievements in ALL women. Whether a stay at home mother or CEO of a Fortune 500 company, we ALL need a "Girl's Day Out" (GDO). WWMI provides a quarterly experience like no other, fusing fashion, fun and "fabulousness". You can expect to mingle, network, shop and be educated in the Health and Beauty realms, while in a very energetic and comfortable atmosphere."

I am VERY excited to have been asked to be a part of this event.   I will be there with a photo booth ready for some fun holiday or just FUN shots. There will be lots of fun, and funny, props for you to work with and get a shot wearing!

I hope to see some of you there! If you mention you saw this, I will give you a discount on your print! I know.. seems trivial, but you will be spending LOTS of money at ALL of the wonderful vendors at this event, and I just want to help you stay SORT OF in your budget!!! (See how good I am to you?)

Hope to see you there! Come on by! If you are looking for more information email either:
WWMIevents@comcast.net
or
info@elisabethneville.com

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05 October 2012

New Classes Coming!!!

I will be teaching 2 new Virtual classes. They will be 4 weeks long with assignments and a learn as you go format.
I am looking forward to it, since it will be fun and it will get the student invested.

  • Grading? NO!!! 
  • You are your OWN grader! YOU carry the Red pen... 

The two classes will be under $300 each. I reasonable price for very focused learning.

Classes:
Learning to Shoot in Manual! ($200) - 4 weeks
Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop ($250) - 4 weeks

Registration will open on the 15th of each  month and the classes will begin the first Monday of the next month. (i.e. Oct. 15 registration for Nov. 5, 2012)

The course will be at your own pace. The assignments will  be put out on Monday with the lesson plan and they will be due that Friday for review and critique.

Check out my site for all new info and details on the courses coming soon! Also email me at info@elisabethneville.com for questions and more information.


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24 September 2012

On his Birthday

Today is my Father's birthday. He would have been 73 if that AWFUL thing called cancer had not ripped him from us so soon. He lived a life that I could only imagine living, and he turned out to be a man anyone would be lucky to be.
I am remembering our excitement about the upcoming show at the Griffin Museum in Winchester and the frustrations AND loves of my job and my desire to get back into painting and drawing.
On one occassion, I forwarded him a story a friend from my childhood sent me. It was about my first days at the prep school I was to attend mid year when I was in 4th grade. 8 yrs old and I was scared to death of ONLY would I make friends, will they like me, who are these people? I later found out (thankfully NOT at that time) that the students were being warned NOT to make fun of me, and "That black girl is starting today...".
I found the email today that was sent to me, telling me about his trials and gave me MORE reason to be proud of him. As if I NEEDED one. I thought I would share it, since I think with ALL that he accomplished, there WAS a lot he was still fighting every day of his powerfully successful life! I love him with all of my heart and soul!

Dad and I, Winchester 1972

"Lis, count yourself among the lucky.  1) When I was in the fourth grade, my teacher upon addressing me for not doing something I thought was disrespectful said, “Sit down, do you want me to call you nigger?”  Not to mention that in the 1940s, there were a number of immigrants coming from Europe after the second world war.  They were moved into places of prominence in the class, and most of us black kids were steered into shop courses while the white students, unless they were dirt poor were given options for college prep and other higher professions.  2) when I started at the Winchester Church, there was a great meeting about the possibility of my starting as their youth minister.  Some of the comments were rather hurtful, and yes, there were people who put on a happy face when I started, with every hope that I would fail.  What sustained me/us was my education and the fact that I was indeed smarter than most of them.  Maybe not wealthy, but able to hold my own and push they far beyond where they ever expected to be. 3) when I started at the Danvers church, there were some folks, with whom I had to work in the youth group that were intentional about assuring that I failed.  Indeed, when I went on a retreat with the kids, one of them went back to the church and had a meeting with the minister and a few of the deacons suggesting that I just wasn’t the right person for the job.  Lois Peeler, Christian Education director at the time, heard of this and threatened to leave if they ever did anything like that again. 4) MA Conference, there were a group of pastors who had a series of meeting and sent a letter to the conference minister suggesting that I didn’t really understand the culture of the North East Area, and regretted the decision of the search committee in hiring me.  5) Conn Conference:  There was a group of pastors who were a members of various of my association who conspired to make sure that I failed.  Two of them had a conversation with one of my colleagues, who did not tell me about their efforts.  This colleague used every opportunity to try to embarrass me, but I was always successful in knocking him out of the park. 6) two of my bosses, one at the Career Center and one at the Conn Conference, wanted me to be simply window dressing.  When they found that I had a mind of my own and would not back down from what I thought were expected behavior, their support, indeed many of their efforts were directed at making life rather difficult for me.  I could go on and on….but the bottom line:  there were literally hundreds of people who did appreciate what I did in all of my work.  Indeed, the fact that I got the job and broke open numerous barriers opened up people to a variety of new ideas, new approaches to problem solving and a unified process for dealing with multiple applications in the church and career counseling.
The reality is there are people and will always be who are more threatened by change even when they have all of the resources at their disposal.  There is a sense that once in, they will be moved out of their comfort zone and have to do things differently.  The fortunate part, is you, nor I, was lynched because we wouldn’t bend.  I would suggest you attempt to do something that I did not too long ago.  I read Uncle Tom’s Cabin written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.  I gives a pretty raw accounting of the slave trade and what happened to families regardless of how hard they tried to maintain a sense of dignity.  The fact that we were living in the Northern America  didn’t mean that the subtle seeds of hatred would be absent.  Indeed, whether Mrs. Cobb knew it or not, the implication was that every one of those kids were being invited into her inner circle of adult prejudice and told that they were superior to you/us, regardless of what the administration chose to do.  This is the system that has plagued us for centuries, and continues to plague us and yes, the Obama administration.
Are we no better off than before?  Of course we are.  Would you have run into the form of prejudice regardless of where you went to school or lived?  Yes!  Even the black schools had to deal with administrations whose expectations were always lower than they should have been.  Sadly, some of the kids, who heard that conversation, were made to feel superior and they acted accordingly.  Others, who got a chance to know you and like and trust you, were confused because of the powerful role and influence of, otherwise gifted teachers and mentors giving them misinformation.
This is the legacy of the black family over the years.  It may not be as overt as once it was, but it lives none the less in the hearts and minds of many people.  Look at the republican left, and to be really honest, the millions of other, regardless of affiliation, who are hoping that every black person fails.  We hold on to what sustains us and release it at our peril:  The family and genuine friends who, when the chips are really down, would give their life, indeed have to assure that we get an education so that we can attempt to compete on a more even field of battle.
Try not to read too much into this not surprising revelation from (student).  You are simply standing in the company of millions a folks who experienced this phenomenon on a variety of levels and continued to hold their head high.  It should help to know that most, if not all of us, have made advances even with the weight of that oppression and derision on our backs.    “Don’t make fun of her!”   Indeed.

Dad"

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09 September 2012

Renaissance Faire in September

I have not ever gone to the King Richard's Faire, but have seen the advertising for most of my adult life.

Today, Dave and I went and had a wonderful time. The performers, the shops, the people, the leather...

Such a great time, and yes... I brought my camera!

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08 September 2012

A lovely day in Wenham

Today I went to Wenham with a friend of mine. I was scouting the space for a wedding next weekend. While I was there, I met some wonderful people, randomly as they walked by and LUCKILY, the groom for the wedding next weekend.
After checking out the church, and the Wenham Tea Room (Which is ABSOLUTELY lovely!) we walked across to a small park and had an informal shoot. These girls were wonderful models. Smiling on cue! Twirling and having a wonderful time.

What  a lovely morning, and I thought I might share some of the images here.

Rhisa

Rose

Riley

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22 August 2012

Lovely Day at the Barn

Today I had a great experience. I was able to do a shoot with one of the most beautiful creatures on this planet. A horse. I met Ted in Wenham, MA and was able to capture some beautiful portraits of my new friend.
I thought I might share one of my favorites!

Ted - Elisabeth Neville Photography © 2012

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17 August 2012

End of Summer Promotion

I will be holding an End of Summer Promotion.

If you book an appointment (50% down) before September 30, 2012, you will get a discount on your initial order. Of course you may add additional prints or get that ever special image for your Facebook™ page! Regularly $150 ... until September $100!!!


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05 August 2012

A family weekend

I spent this past weekend with my significant other's family. It was a wonderful fun filled weekend. I have to admit one of the things I awaited was meeting one of the new nephew/grandsons that was born 8 mo ago. He was the most pleasant and calm and happy boy.

Also, during the weekend, I did a family shoot, that went seamlessly. (Which is always a wonderful thing.)

One of the shots made me really happy when I looked at it, and I am SO glad, I happened to have the camera up to my eye and ready to go when this lovely situation occurred. Mom and son; Just lovely!

Yarmouth, MA - August 2012 © Elisabeth Neville Photography

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03 August 2012

Passing Time

While waiting to be picked up at the Newton Highlands stop I looked around. Because I have all my camera equip. packed for a shoot tomorrow, the only option I had was my cell phone.

Worrying more about capturing the image than I was quality, I shot this utility pole.

The thing that attracted me to it was all of the staples, upon staples, upon staples. Throughout time and the posting of bills the staples remained. It made me wonder how old the pole was and what may have been hung there.

Someone's list cat? A car for sale? Instrument lessons maybe?

The list is endless and I am still none the wiser but fascinated.

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01 August 2012

Concert photography

©2012 E Neville
I must admit, I did one of those SUPER ridiculous things; I waited FOREVER fearing that my shots were horrible. In the end, the artist loved them! I was very lucky to be on "the list" to be able to shoot and to see such a great show. ALSO it is a band/singer I have been following since I was about 19 or 20.

So, beside it being an honor to shoot them, it was also just a lot of fun! Right lenses, right light and some great shots

©2012 E. Neville

Liz Borden Band at The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, MA


©2012 E. Neville

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31 July 2012

More walking

A casual stroll. The beautiful gardens in town.

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29 July 2012

Looking forward

Through the worst. I am beginning to look forward.

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27 July 2012

Marblehead scene.

My home town. Just a day walking around.

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Something for the beginner's world

I have had many ask "what does the aperture have to do with bokeh/depth of field/that blurry look you get?".

Well, I found this on a site that really clearly states it. I say print it out. Put it on the wall when you are thinking of shooting (which should be all the time in my opinion). And go out and SHOOT!!

Get that image IN the camera, NOT in the computer applications. Pretend that card is the film, and the computer is the processor. As Picard would say... "Make it SO!".

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26 July 2012

There are so many days I wish I had the nerve. Such a beautiful bike. My most beautiful model.

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22 June 2012

Tyler Perry Audition

Growing up in a large family (to say the least) was daunting for someone who was super shy and quiet. There was a day in my 30s when a cousin of mine and I had a discussion about purchasing property and maintaining it, work and other such things. he said to my father "I think this is the first time we have EVER spoken. I didn't know she COULD speak."

During this time, I was one of almost 30 (at the time) first cousins in holiday parties. They were all so very talented. Singers, actors, artists, musicians on and on the list goes. I loved drawing and reading and photography, but speaking was NOT in my repertoire. I did have a cousin who was like minded and we bonded at a young age and found comfort in each other in these large family functions. We have lost touch and we have also reconnected in our love of art and family.

Sheila and I both had a very rough year last year. She lost her son who was just a gorgeous young man due to a freak sickness and I my father (her uncle). In our reconnection I have since learned that she is a talented actress. I am not surprised int he least. She, like many of my relatives, decides she wants to do any art and it comes naturally.

Recently she has submitted a video for a contest to become one of the actresses in a Tyler Perry movie. I would love for folks to see this video and vote on it. She is great fun to watch and does a wonderful job playing the part. Check it out!

Source: youtube.com via Lisa on Pinterest

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13 June 2012

Sillyfit Erin: A beauty inside and out!

A few weeks back I had a photo shoot for a business owner and health coach in the Boston area. Her name is Erin Scott; her business SillyFit is taking off with great energy and positivity.

Scott has herself lost weight and reshaped her own body as a great example to others. Her healthy lifestyle, Turbo Kick, PiYo Strength and positive attitude are inspirational. In addition to this great energy, she has been asked to be a guest blogger for the Alexandra Elizabeth blog. Even when slowed down by a foot that would normally kill anyone else, Scott powers through with energy and excitement!

Check out the blog entry by Erin at Alexandra Elizabeth

Her photo shoot was a couple of hours of her dancing and stretching and lots more that exhausted me just photographing. One of these images is now promoting her business and her blog entries. It is exciting to see her success grow and, in my own mind, drag along behind her as "the one who knew her when".

All in all what I am saying is.. if you are looking for a great work out, support and energy you need to get in touch with Erin! Her blog posts part 1 and 2 are up NOW and for more info check out her website SillyErin . For a preview of more images of her exciting shoot check out Elisabeth Neville Photography.

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12 June 2012

Open Studios Porter Mills June 16

It has been a while since I have written anything. This is the part of the year when I am teaching the classes that normally run 12 weeks in 6 weeks. One would think that it would mean a shorter time and more time off, but.... quite the opposite.
The good thing about this is I have the opportunity to spend time with students teaching what I LOVE! photography. I go through different styles and teach the basics of composition and color and all the while wishing I had the opportunity to do some of the projects with them.

Studios at Porter Mills Open Studios June 16, 2012

This weekend, is the Porter Mills Artists' Open Studios. Saturday June 16th, during the Artfest of Beverly, there will be trolleys bringing the viewers to the studios and also give them the opportunity to see the gallery opening of all of the artists' work. I DO have a piece in this show.

ALSO, I will be selling cards! Father's day is on Sunday, wouldn't it be great to have a personalized hand made card just for him this year to go with that neon tie?

I hope to see you there!!!

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06 May 2012

Memorial

Today was a very interesting day.

Today I met the women that received my father's anatomical donation at Tufts Medical Graduate School. They were kind, respectful and caring. I have to be honest, I have not been doign well with the idea that some random students would be "working" on my father's body and studying him.I cannot express the thoughts that went through my mind.

The class was "Group 28". They were 2 men and 2 women. I met the women. In our talk I learned that they had become quite endeared with his handsome face. They noticed that he was very athletic and that he was just young at heart. That he was 72 years old (they found out at the end of their studies) was amazing. They SWORE he was 45.
The two women I met spoke of their respect of him and what they learned and it brought me to tears. They both hugged me with an understanding that it was a real person. They looked at his art work and were amazed. They looked at his pictures of his high jumping and were amazed and impressed. They heard stories of our competition in sports, art, piano, degrees... on an don and laughed and were impressed by all of his accomplishments.
Our family friend Hugh, gave them the obit and his eulogy and I thought that was brilliant. I great way for them to know more. I told them of our show at Griffin Museum the day after his death and how he helped them with the layout of the show.
Though I felt a great deal of sadness while I was there, and during the ceremony, I left with an uplifted and comforted feeling. I still miss my father more that I could even express, but I know that he was respected, even in death and I know that I am able to speak to him every day and also I know I will see him again one day.

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29 April 2012

Marblehead Art Walk - May 5, 2012

Exciting news!

I will be displaying some work at the Toy Shop (46 Atlantic Ave. Marblehead) on May 5. Marblehead has a wonderful day saved for the local shops, and each hosts a different artist and medium in some cases. There will be painters, sketchers, photographers etc etc. ALL OVER the PLACE!

Click for more information
I hope some locals can make it. It will be a really fun day. I will be selling some prints and I will be selling some of my cards. They are all hand made and printed.

Come on Down on May 5th 

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20 April 2012

“AFROCENTRIC: From the Perspective of Black Women Artists”

Last night I had an opening for a group show. It was somewhat intimidating. It was SO packed. SO many people came in there and many asked my thoughts when I was shooting. No one has really done that.. other than the Studio talk that I was supposed to have with my Dad at Griffin in October (the day after his death)
There were such GREAT artists there. So, to make this simple.. here are some images from it!

Perspective Photo / Craig Bailey © 2012

Perspective Photo / Craig Bailey © 2012

Perspective Photo / Craig Bailey © 2012

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11 March 2012

New England Mobile Book Fair March 10-11, 2012 Art Fair

This weekend I was the event photographer for the New England Mobile Book Fair's first Art fair. It was a great deal of fun. I met some of the most talented artists I have seen in a while. All were SO personable, non pretentious and talented. (Did I say that already) I had a wonderful time watching the demonstrations, the interactions with the customers and the excitement in the new and emerging artists. I learned a great deal about almost all of the artists.
One of the artists was an employee of the ever famous book fair and she was all smiles and so much fun! Sara smiles!
I met the owner of a PR firm that is so wonderful and talented. It is a fairly new business and I wish the best for them all. They all have the right attitude and talent. If you are LOOKING for advertising, public relations or media strategies PLEASE look up ebbenzall group!
Also, I met a woman that was so gorgeous I had to ask her to be one of the models for a shoot. (AND she is an artist!!!) A natural beauty.. more on that later once the shoot is scheduled!

The artists were:
John Adams
Sarah Ann Adams
Lynne Atwood
Elizabeth Carter
Marcia Cooper
Michael Moss
Mary Newell DePalma
Sara Dickman
David G. Hawkins
Joni Levy Liberman
John Walker




Overall, I had a wonderful, but tiring weekend and I hope to hear from all of them. Or read all about them!

For more images: Go to www.elisabethneville.com and select the NEMBF link in the menu!

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29 February 2012

The Teachings of Tecumseh

This past weekend, I went to see the movie Act of Valor. The movie was so well shot and the actors and Navy Seals really got my respect; even more than I already had for them. All I could think about was how proud and supportive of each other. This is something you do not see in the run of the mill "friend". Though I am thankful to have some wonderful friends that I would do anything for and have had them at my side during my great highs, and losses and lessons of life. For that I am thankful.

At the end of the movie, one of the Seals gave a poem to be read to his daughter. I found that there was a great deal in the poem that reminded me of my Father's lessons he gave me. His mantra and now mine. I am not afraid to die; though I have also come close enough to it enough times that my friends joke I am on my last 3 of my 9 lives. I am going to live my life happy for what I have, work hard and love those in my life that are so very important to me. I will "Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home".

Here is the poem that I think EVERYONE should read, have on their wall and live by:

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life,
beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting
or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.
Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die, be not like those
whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again
in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

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16 February 2012

Going through emails

I have been going through email that I have saved on my computer. I found one from my father the day before he died. It was telling me all that he was going through.
He says:
"Back to the medical stuff...I'm only sharing this in great detail because you indicated that you really wanted to know what was going on.  If that ever changes, just let me know and I'll back off.  You need to know that I'm not afraid of dying...I am,however very interested in maintaining a reasonable quality of life that doesn't mean that "I am  just  becoming a research tool for the medical profession."  I need to be able to experience life or nothing will make sense if I'm just hanging on in a sterile bubble with no chance of human contact, save your mother...and that, could be put in jeopardy if she contracts an infection or bad cold or virus."

It breaks my heart that our conversations ended with our plan to talk on the phone the night of the gallery talk for my opening.
I did find an email that had a beautiful image from his window when he was receiving his transfusions. It is beautiful to me, I thought I would share.

View from MGH window - Joseph Neville © 2011

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10 February 2012

In my back yard

I do not ever want to become so blind to my surroundings that I do not recognize the beauty that is around me every day. Though I had an awful couple of months, I am trying to see what is around me and find the beauty in it. I am trying to be with camera at all times. It is hard sometimes to even get out of bed, but I know I must.

Across The Harbor - Elisabeth Neville © 2012














The camera has become my best therapist. the images are what I see and how I see them. I have found beauty in the people around me as well as what is in my own back yard. The Atlantic ocean. Thought I would share.

Winter Storage - Elisabeth Neville © 2012

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05 February 2012

Feb 12 Opening 2-4pm Marblehead Arts New Member Exhibit

A Clockwork - Elisabeth Neville © 2012
Elisabeth Neville, a Marblehead artist specializing in portrait photography will be exhibiting her work in the Marblehead Arts Association’s New Member Showing for the month of February.  Neville is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University where she teaches photography and foundation design classes. Her photographs explore the long-standing history of the portrait and it’s ability to expose ones persona. Simply put, beauty is not perfection, it is reality.

Neville operates out of her private studio located in Beverly’s artist studio building Porter Mill. She has been closely involved with many artists associations, national and international. Presently she is a member of the Marblehead Artist Association, Salem Arts Association, Artists Under the Dome initiative, working for the rights of Artists and is involved with the Copyright Alliance which is “committed to promoting the cultural and economic benefits of copyright…”

The Marblehead Arts Association’s New Member Showing will be on display February 11 through February 26th. Join Neville and the other exhibiting artists on Sunday, February 12 from 2:00 – 4:00 for an opening reception. The MAA is located at 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead MA. This event is free and open to the public.

Visit elisabethneville.com or marbelheadarts.org for more information.

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04 February 2012

Photo Shoot preview

I had a beautiful shoot with a very tired little girl. One of my best friends from high school came with her daughter and we had a fun time in the studio. Here is a preview.


Elisabeth Neville © 2012 - Amelia

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31 January 2012

Photo A Day - Jan 31 - Self Again

I did it... The end to January...

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Photo A Day - Jan30 - Nature

The second to last of the series "A Photo A Day" in January. This has been tough to stay on top of. Mainly because it started to feel like homework and I have mot missed that.

But, the thing that is important is to realize I should always have my camera with me. NOW.. I do!

One more Jan 31 is for "you again". Sigh... MAYBE I will do a self portrait, but.. it is a tough thing!

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29 January 2012

So you cannot really eat it!

I NOW have food inside of the fridge also, but I do have film still.. What can I say?
The day called to shoot what is in the fridge.. Chocolate syrup and film and paper.. Though I can say, no more nail polish!

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28 January 2012

Photo A Day Jan 26 Color

I have a slight addiction to blue glass. And when the option was color for one of the photos; I was thrilled to play with one of my "collection".

Photo a Day - Jan 26 - Color
Elisabeth Neville © 2012

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27 January 2012

PhotoADay_Jan22 - My Shoes

PhotoADay_Jan17-23-2 by ENevillePhotog
PhotoADay_Jan17-23-2, a photo by ENevillePhotog on Flickr.
I have had a lot of fun with the photo a day for January. It has been hard to stay disciplined with it, but fun to see what is coming next. I started getting frustrated trying to think of a "VERY creative" way to represent each day; then I realized.. it is MORE fun to just have fun with it. Ironically, what I tell my students all the time with their assignments.

Via Flickr:
Photo A Day - Jan 22 - My Shoes
Elisabeth Neville © 2012

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22 January 2012

New Member Exhibit

I am very excited that I will be part of a show coming up in February. I will be showing at the Marblehead Arts Association's New Member Exhibit. I will have 5 pieces and they are being finalized right now.

I went a little out of my typical space and I did some landscape photography this time. I still have some portraiture in there, but I wanted to try to get in some of my other images that I have shot. Living in Marblehead, there are SO many opportunities to capture the beauty of the ocean and the small town and boating community. I actually had a lot of fun shooting the landscape photos, and I was quite surprised. Yes.. I surprised myself when stepping out of my comfort zone. Change.. BAH!

Elisabeth Neville © 2012 - Winter Boating

The info on this show:
Marblehead Arts Association
8 Hooper Street - Marblehead, MA 

Show runs from February 4 - February 27
Opening Reception: February 5, 2012 * 2pm - 4pm

There will be wine, and appetizers for all to enjoy! I hope I get to see some of you there!

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06 January 2012

Afrocentric

Today I submitted some of my images of the Strong and Handsome Black Men I know to the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in RI. The juror is someone who I had the opportunity to meet the night of my friend Craig's opening. L'Merchie Frazier had a gorgeous quilt showing that I still think about. the show is called "Afrocentric". I would be so honored if I am able to show my work in this show.

One of the images I submitted was that from the showing in Griffin. I love those images and I think they show a definite strength and love. I have a great deal of love and respect for my models and all that they do with and for their families and also for themselves.

Growing up I did not think there was anyone as wonderful as my father. These men prove to be VERY close. :)

Here is one of the images. More info on the status later.. Hopefully it will be good.

"Untitled" - Elisabeth Neville © 2010

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