Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekend Plans

What are you doing this weekend? There are so many fantastic photography events going on in New York.

First of all it's the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo at the Javits Center. PhotoPlus includes a huge expo floor, hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of new products, and over 100 informative seminars. This is not to be missed.

Also, the opening for this fabulous new show happened last night. I didn't make it but I'm hoping to make it before it closes on November 2nd. There is so much incredible art to be found on the internet. So many tremendously talented artists and photographers are sharing their work online and so much of it remains unseen - unless of course they promote themselves and use social media to do it. That's exactly what this exhibit celebrates.

Curated by Willamain McPhee Somma, Meagan Ziegler-Haynes and Ann Colville Somma, the exhibition includes work by Olivia Bee (Olivia Bolles)
(featured on this blog before), Pauline Beaudemont, Margaret Durow, Kava Gorna, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir
(featured on this blog before), Rachel Hulin, Lissy Elle (Lissy Laricchia), Sarah Palmer, Kate Steciw, Lauren Withrow, Emily Wilson and Lauren Ward. While diverse in their subject matter and approach, all of the artists included use social media not only as a means of self promotion but also as a platform for exhibition and discussion: some to spectacular results and others to their potential harm. In this way, G/IRL addresses the mercurial nature of social media in relation to art.

With the added bonus of a partnership with e-commerce gallery Art + Culture Editions, G/IRL will be accessible to the photographers’ online fans – and beyond via limited edition prints in multiple sizes. “Partnering with G/IRL lets us bridge the gap between online and off. Art + Culture Editions allows the work in G/IRL to be shared and purchased by audiences worldwide. The artwork is of such a high standard and is deeply tied to our mission of making art accessible, so we were more than happy to be involved,” said Chris Vroom, CEO of Art + Culture LLC. Prices are accessible, too: prints start at $400 for 20″ x 30” size (edition of 100).
Via The Photography Post.

G/IRL
Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir


G/IRL (Girls In Real Life): Women Photographers Emerging in Digital Culture showcases the work of women using digital culture to explore and establish a life in photography. As digital imaging fundamentally altered the photographic process, digital publishing and social media will change the course of photographic careers. Tools like Tumblr, Flickr, and other social platforms are enabling artists of all ages and means to publish work outside of the constraints and conventions of fine art and commercial photography, while the nature of social media (a world in which we promote only what we love) provides a new critical landscape. Via G/IRL

Creationism

Lissy Elle




Olivia Bee


G/IRL
Lauren Withrow

G/IRL

Lissy Elle


OPENING RECEPTION
When: Thursday, October 28th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: 300 W. 22nd St at 8th ave
Gallery is open for viewing from October 28th to November 2th

ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Willamain McPhee Somma is a New York-based photographer and stylist. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, V Magazine, and TOKION, among others.

Meagan Ziegler-Haynes is a freelance Photo Editor at People Magazine. She was previously a Senior Agent at AFG Management.

Ann Colville Somma is an innovations consultant to the fashion and beauty industries and publisher of trend website Holier than Now.

Here is a complete list of the artists...


Olivia Bee (Olivia Bolles)
Pauline Beaudemont
Margaret Durow
Kava Gorna
Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir
Rachel Hulin
Lissy Elle (Lissy Laricchia)
Sarah Palmer
Kate Steciw
Lauren Withrow
Emily Wilson
Lauren Ward

G/IRL – Women Photographers Emerging in Digital Culture

WHEN: October 28th – November 2nd, 2010
WHERE: G/IRL Pop-Up Gallery, 300 West 22nd St. at 8th Ave., New York, NY 10011

All images and information via The Coveted,
The Photography Post and Ace Editions.

G/IRL
Rachel Hulin

All images copyright the individual artists.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

nature grays

It's been unseasonably hot and humid in New York--not to mention very, very rainy. I'm longing for an afternoon at the beach. The beach and the ocean are always so alive but in black and white they seem so muted. I love the irony - the sort of plain-ness of all this gray and silver combined with the wild-ness of nature. Plain is beautiful.

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Long Shadows

You may know that I have a thing for long shadows. My love affair with them has even garnered me some photography awards...

Can you blame me for loving them? I mean, not just for the accolades that my eye for them have brought but because they are so organically beautiful...

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

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shadows of ourselves.

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esta noche volveré

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

Lines in the Sand

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Photography Post

I'm sort of in love with this website -
The Photography Post.

Here's what they say on their ABOUT page (and they're not kidding):

"You're here because you're passionate about photography. You want to read about it, discuss it, delight in it, be inspired and moved by it.

Our mission is to indulge that passion by providing a dynamic environment loaded with original content. We'll bring you interviews, columns, a visual aggregate that's updated every 5 minutes, our Museum of Online Photography Collections, and a marketplace.

Whether art, fashion, reportage or commercial, The Photography Post delivers the most current discussions on the state of photography."

Take a look at some of their recent posts and see for yourself why this site is freaking awesome.

You Had Me At Morell.

The Photography Post

The Photography Post

Bookshop: Vernissage: Helmut Newton in Hamburg

The Photography Post

The Photography Post

The Photography Post

Bookshop: From Alice to Ocean: Alone Across the Outback

The Photography Post

The Photography Post


What is David James Up To?


The Photography Post

The Photography Post

The Photography Post

The Photography Post

All images via The Photography Post.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Autumn Wedding

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely couple on their wedding day. They are such genuine and loving people and their beautiful vows made me weep! I am so excited to go through all of the photographs.

Congratulations, again and enjoy Thailand!

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

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Friday, October 22, 2010

New Prints For Sale on Etsy!!!

What better way to start the weekend than to announce some new prints for sale in my
Etsy shop? Well, what better way for me to start the weekend than to announce some new prints for sale in my
Etsy shop?

Check it out and have a fabulous weekend!

Etsy
CiaoChessa


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lines and the City

The lines of the city inspire me. I took my camera out and spent most of my time looking up.

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Head in the Clouds

When I was a girl one of my favorite games was the one where you lie on your back on the grass and "look for" things in the clouds. You know that game? I could lie there forever. My mother told me that when she was small and still living in Cuba she loved to wile away the day staring up at the sky and she almost always saw an old woman in a rocking chair. I always remember that when I was little I would look for that old woman and once in a while I really thought I could see her.

Nowadays I don't care much if I can find the old woman - I just want to find the time to lie on the grass in the first place.

It was a bit too chilly to lie in the sand this weekend at the beach but I did take the time to walk around with Lucia and my husband and admire the beauty of the ocean and the sky. Isn't it remarkable? I've visited this place 1000 times and it always looks so different and no less inspiring.

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Incidentally, a photograph that I took here a few years ago was recently "stalked" on Etsy. See it here.

Stalked!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank Heaven For Little Girls

Yesterday Lucia and I spent the afternoon at my sister's with her two beautiful daughters - my amazing nieces. I love them as if they were my own children. Since my oldest niece was born I have not gone more than a week without seeing her but of course now with my own baby girl that has become very difficult. Yesterday was the first playdate in over a month!

How lucky are my sister and I to have each other and collectively our three sweet daughters? Her littlest babe is just seven weeks younger than mine!

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

These are just quick snapshots but I treasure them. I adore these babies and I'm so happy to know that they will grow together and have each other as sisters and friends.

Copyright 2010 Monica L. Shulman

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