The Long Way Home

Ley Line

“They found only half a house.”

I spent this past spring shooting photos for Ley Line, a group art project conceived by Justin Hopper and co-curated with Emily Walley. The show runs through June 30 and includes artwork by Justin, Emily,  David Bernabo/Host Skull; Nina Marie Barbuto, director of Assemble; Anne Roecklein and Ashley Andrykovitch. Assemble Gallery, 5125 Penn Ave. in Garfield.

If you can’t make it to the show, view the online gallery here.

Pittsburgh City Paper review of Ley Line.

A beautiful prose piece on my Wakefield and Ward Streets series  by Justin.

Behind-the-scenes of the project, before any of our ideas came to fruition.

“She was lost in another world.”


Public Record Project

In July, Jeff and I are in Public Record, a multi-media exhibition curated by Justin Hopper that illustrates poetry written about crimes and gossip in Victorian Pittsburgh newspapers. I woke up at 7:30 this morning to take advantage of the early light, much to Jeff’s dismay. He was a crabby model, so pictures were challenging!

Photo shoots are much like writing a first draft of a story – I write and write to see where the characters take me before I revise, and with the camera, I take shot after shot, trusting the environment and the model to take me to unexpected places in my photo narratives. I love when the idea I set out with ends up being something completely different. 

These are some of the outtakes for “Dawn in the Big City: A Town Arises From its Slumbers.” 

the surprise

the gift

the discovery

"Walking home we passed a florist."

"Fresh flowers had just come in from the country"

"We stayed a moment to enjoy...."

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