Week 19 - Storytelling: Aging

“I'm like a tree. My leaves might change color, but my roots are the same.” - Rose Namajunas

(Although if I’m being honest, my roots are the same due to a great colorist 🤣)

“Love it or hate it, aging is something we all experience. Tell a story of aging in a single photograph.” #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek19

“Love it or hate it, aging is something we all experience. Tell a story of aging in a single photograph.” #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek19

Week 18 - Inspiration: Weight or Mass

"Let me be light as a feather — strong, with purpose, yet light at heart; able to bend, and, tho I might become frayed, able to pull myself together again." - Anita Sams

Heavy as a stone or light as a feather: I love the gravity of the blocks of battered slippers juxtaposed with the ethereal tutu. #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek18

Heavy as a stone or light as a feather: I love the gravity of the blocks of battered slippers juxtaposed with the ethereal tutu. #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek18

Week 17 - Composition: Balance | Accidental Renaissance

“Just as Renaissance artists provided narratives for the era they lived in, so do I. I'm always looking beyond the surface. I've done that ever since I first picked up a camera.” - David LaChapelle

Shoot a balanced image in the Accidental Renaissance style. #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek17 #accidentalrenaissance

Shoot a balanced image in the Accidental Renaissance style. #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek17 #accidentalrenaissance

Week 16 - Storytelling: Shadow

“My shadow in my art is one way I trace who I was and where I have been. My shadow and I have been on a journey for quite a while now!” - Angela Cartwright

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek16

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek16

Week 15 - Inspiration: Anonymous

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” - Virginia Woolf

Taken during the 2019 Art in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum #dogwoodweek15 #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52

Taken during the 2019 Art in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum #dogwoodweek15 #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52

Week 14 - Composition: Center Frame Portrait

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” - Audrey Hepburn

Center Framed composition is a great way to isolate your subject. Use this knowledge to create a portrait that exhibits loneliness. #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek14

Center Framed composition is a great way to isolate your subject. Use this knowledge to create a portrait that exhibits loneliness. #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek14

Week 13 - Storytelling: New Beginning

“Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert…” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

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#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek13

Week 12 - Inspiration: Trash

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right." - Mark Twain

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek12

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek12

Week 11 - Composition: Fill the Frame with One Color

“May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!” - Old Irish Blessing. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek11 #filltheframe

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek11 #filltheframe

Week 10 - Storytelling: Hometown

“America is my country, and Paris is my home town.” - Gertrude Stein

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#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek10

“I had spent enough time in France to know that the words 'chez moi' meant something a thousand times more profound than one's current home. 'Chez moi' was the place your parents came from, or maybe even the region of your parents' parents. The food you ate at Christmas, your favorite kind of cheese, your best childhood memories of summer vacation -- all of these derived from 'chez moi.' And even if you had never lived there, 'chez moi' was knitted into your identity; it colored the way you viewed the world and the way the world viewed you.” ― Ann Mah, The Lost Vintage