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i’ve been spending so much time outside and far away from my computer now that spring is here. can you relate?

 

it was a long hard winter, and i am relived to be able to go outside for sustained periods of time.


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the 4×2 photo project – and giveaway!

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can i just tell you, beloved readers, how much i love the internet? certain websites exist that are so empowering, and through the tools of one of them i am pleased to announce to all of you the 4×2 project. it’s a culmination of a year-long personal photography project that i embarked upon in 2008 with my dear friend sandra soss. for the project, sandra and i challenged ourselves to take one photo a day for one month from each season of the year, a photo that represented that particular time of the year, and how we experienced it in our daily lives. the collaboration challenged us creatively and the results were frequently charming and complimentary. when we finished the project, we decided to take the best 40 shots (10 images from each season, from each of our collections) to create a 92 page, full-color soft cover book. you can find my shots on the left hand pages, and sandra’s on the right.

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now, a year after the production and post-production work is complete, we are very satisfied with this creative endeavor that we nurtured for so many months. we plan to distribute the book, which is available for $34.95, through blurb, my etsy shop, sandra’s etsy shop and perhaps even some local bookshops. we also plan to release select prints from the book as well as postcard sets in the upcoming months.

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for one lucky reader though, the price is waived, because we are giving one copy away! just leave a comment below to enter. leaving a comment here and on sandra’s blog will double your chances of winning; however, the contest is limited to 2 entries per person. make your comment by midnight central time on saturday, april 25th. the lucky winner will be announced on monday the 27th.

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please enter the contest, and when you can, pop over and have a look at the preview! i hope you’ll like it. if you do, you might be glad to know that we are currently brainstorming for our second book together, which we plan to shoot this summer.


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paws for charity

You may or may not remember that I had a few projects in the works photography-wise, and I am pleased to tell you about the first one now. One of my photographs was selected for the Paws for Charity art book photo project, organized by Sara Harley! I am pleased to announce that the book has been published and is available now.

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2009 was the first year for this project, and there was a call for submissions of original art and photographic images from the US, UK, and Canada. Nearly 100 submissions were received, but only 37 were chosen to create the 40 page book, which features dogs, cats and one teddy bear (the paws part). ALL proceeds raised will be donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade (the charity part).

As it turns out, others have also recognized the book and its noble cause: the staff at blurb (where the book is available for purchase) has selected it as one of their favorites. It’s also currently a bestseller in their bookshop too. Hurrah!

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I think the book would make a great gift (to yourself) and would be a lovely addition to any animal lover’s bookshelf (in your house). The price is a very reasonable $17.95 for the softcover edition, and you can purchase it right here.

I am deeply honored (and very grateful to Sara) for all her efforts in organizing this project and for including me, especially with the selected image (featuring that goofy photogenic Kaiser dog). We continue to mourn his recent passing, but it truly gives us comfort to see the wonderful company he is keeping among the pages. I hope the book remains on the best seller list for a long, long time.


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