28 June 2013

A little sneak preview of a new project

Last night I met with a wonderful model and she was just great. (Great AND Wonderful!) I needed to give her very little direction and she followed the lens and made it a really fun time. I hope to work with her again!

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24 June 2013

Channel Reunion Concert - June 23, 2013

Channel Reunion Concert, a set on Flickr.
Here are the images from the Channel Reunion Concert that was held at Club Royale in Boston on June 23, 2013. It was a wonderful concert! I was lucky enough to be in as the photographer for Lizzie Borden and the Axes! It was a great time!!!
The CHANNEL REUNION CONCERT to BENEFIT RIGHT~ TURN RECOVERY A 501C3 Charity. The CRC will reunite bands that played the Channel Rock Club as well as friends and staff who worked there! Bands playing are as follows...
Jon Butcher
Robin Lane & The Charbusters
Lizzie Borden & The Axes
Charlie Farren
New England
The Stompers
The Fools

Shot by: Elisabeth Photography © 2013

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22 June 2013

Some previews from the wedding

I have been drifting form my main focus... my photography. Yup.. my photography. So.. here we go back.
I shot a wedding recently in Salem, and here ya go. A beautiful bride and a fun group too!

And now, back to my hat series!!!

See you all soon!

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15 June 2013

Happy Father's Day

I will make this a fairly short post.

This has been a very tough couple of weeks, days etc. I have been trying to get myself in the right frame of mind. I have been trying to shoot more and work on my own art rather than hiding behind my teaching. In so doing, I have worked on my studio, in my studio and I shot a wedding this week. I have been stressing about the fact that I am an adjunct in the middle of a bit of a departmental crisis, in that I was over my "limit" to be part time, so they needed to cut my classes in the first relevent semester, which is this fall. So, I will not be making any money from about August until January. (Hoping that I am back on track in the winter/spring semester). I have been looking at other colleges and we will see what comes of it.

Do I enjoy teaching? Yes, yes I do.  It is just really tough to imagine that a great many of my classes were cancelled becasue they have no one to teach them, but I am not being considered for a full time position. That is neither here nor there. It is at these times you begin to understand those you work with in the same position, and how they watch you VERY carefully to catch a flaw that may be monopolized in their best interest. To that end, I learned while being in a corporate environment just to mind my own business and make sure that my reputation is not unduly flawed by rumor or gossip.

Aside from all of this, I have found that of late, I have been both missing and pissed off at my Father. To say I miss him is trite and a slight description of how I truly feel. There are still mornings I do not want to get out of bed. There are still times I want to pick up the phone and hear what he has to say to help. There are times when I want to hear him say something silly or "What it is?" or "Wie getz?". I have been brought to tears multiple times this week, and month thinking about the times I wish I could hear his voice.

To the anger, I am pissed I did not know all that I needed to. I wish I was let in on the extremities of his cancer. I wish I was not treated like a child that needed to be carefully dealt with. I received an email the week before his death which brought me to a sobbing mess, as I began to understand what was going on. "I am not afraid to die", he said. Where was I to go with this? He was briefing me on all of the testing and drugs and the surgery. Then he was saying how excited and proud he was to show with me at Griffin Museum. It was going to be an awesome thing. I would have him on Skype® and walk around the gallery so he could see everyone who came. We would speak the night after his surgery and plan the gallery talk. It did not happen. It did not happen.

Smiling through the Chemo. That is Daddy. Looking for you on Father's Day.

I have been trying to deal with things with humor instead of crying, but I am realizing it is more to the idea of masking and it is making me more exhausted than necessary. Is it something in the stars? Am I trying to hard to feel his heart with me still? What is it? I know I will work through this and be able to move forward, but this is what has been hurting my art.

I must move forward, I must get out of this feeling of anger and loss. Those 7 stages of loss are exhausting. But, for what it is worth... Happy Father's Day to my Daddy. I miss you. I love you. You are in my head and heart always. Things will never be the same without you, but I know you are here. I know you are.

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10 June 2013

Open Studios Coming Saturday June 15th

Today I spent the day building shelves to organize my studio a bit. I have been working on paintings, photography and making a dress. I have been all over the place. I am focusing more on preparing for Senior photos for which I sent out my first mailing.  (Exciting stuff!)

I shot a bunch of images with my iPhone and I created a panorama of the work I have done thus far, and though, it does not show what I really did, I thought it ended up distorting it nicely. So, I thought I might share it. ALSO the information on the Open studios.

Open studios are this coming Saturday, June 15th: 10:00am - 4:00pm (when I will be there) and then there is a gallery show of the studio artists (sadly I was too busy to get my work down there) but there will be a jazz band there. I have heard they are great. My studio is 4-3! Come by and visit!!!For more information click the image for Open Studios Above.

This is the studio image I created. I know you cannot really see all of the work I did, but it turned out pretty cool! I thought I MUST share it! 

See you Saturday! I will have wine and cookies!!! Just to tempt you!

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