Society for Photographic Education Northwest Regional Conference
Nov. 4-6, 2011
at Spokane Falls Community College
The conference, titled Visual Evolution, will invite photographers, both SPE and non-members, from all over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska. Attendees will include professional imagemakers, instructors, students, hobbyists and collectors who are interested in relevant photographic trends, technologies, and education. This year’s schedule will include individual imagemaker presentations, panel discussions, multiple gallery exhibitions, portfolio reviews, and a trade fair.
SPE, a national nonprofit organization, provides not only a forum for the discussion of photography as a means of creative expression and cultural insight, but nurtures its development through teaching, criticism, and scholarship. For more information, go to www.spenw.org.
Image copyright by Erik Sohner
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
After a great weekend workshop with Arno Minkkinen at Newspace Center for Photography, in Portland, I feel the creative juices flowing once again. I took a photo hiatus after having beautiful baby Maddy, tending to full-time mommyhood, and am only now feeling less rusty and more inspired. I am heading back down a path of curiosity of the world around me, exploring quiet scenes that feel familiar but unnerving. I don't know where this body of work is heading, but it feels like something I have been moving toward for awhile.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I created these new images within the past few weeks, in preparation for a weekend workshop. The assignment was given to think about the 3-dimensionality of photography and consider all of the edges/corners of the image frame while ignoring the center. These images were inspired by that notion.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
So, my life has changed a bit since my last post! I am now the proud mother of 4 and a half month old, Madeleine Amelia. She is an absolute joy and is the apple of my eye (and my husband, Mike's). As you can imagine, her arrival has changed my work, both in subject and frequency. I returned to teaching in January, and as my energy has begun to return, so has my desire to get some images made. I have begun a new series, inspired by my curiosity of what my beautiful little girl sees. Imagining the world from her perspective has allowed me to see things anew, noticing peculiarities in my own surroundings. We shall see where this body goes.