Early Winter 2012 Issue 9
Holiday In Unexpected Places
Heading back from Montpelier this unexpected sight caught my attention. The Capital looked so majestic and at the same time felt “home town” and approachable decked out in it’s holiday lights. It had been snowing for a while, those big, fat white flakes that drift lazily down some even hitting the lens of my camera. The lighting was just perfect and it only took me a moment to capture it but it left me with a feeling of pride in this beautiful place I live.
It’s In The Details
The Holidays. This can conjure up so many things for people and of course we want to capture every moment. Well, maybe not every moment, but definitely the ones that we want to remember. This can also ironically be one of the stress provoking conundrums of the season, trying to get it perfect, capturing “it all”. Let’s practice not “capturing it all”, but looking for the details that make it deeply special. We all have been conditioned that iconic holiday images such as the Christmas tree, the Menorah, wreath, the family portrait with all of us in those awful holiday sweaters are what we “should”take, that we are somehow not documenting properly unless we ”do” take them. This year, if you must, take those images but put your heart into discovering what really brings the holiday spirit alive in you. Is it the way the puppy fell asleep on the ball, the reflection of the candle in the window, your child (and the kitchen) covered with flour after cookie baking? The list is endless and highly personal but worth exploring with our camera this season when the variety is endless it helps to focus on what really matters most. So, get down low- yes, on the floor, and look under the tree where the cat is drinking water from the tree stand or up high where the tree star has cast a shadow on the ceiling. Use your imagination and look for the magic of the season all around you.
Below are a few ideas to get you started. I love this house nearby that the owners deck out 1950′s style with those big, old fashioned bulb neatly lining the roof line. In our chicken house, the rooster looks out on a frosty evening at the holiday tree we have decorated for the barnyard animals. And finally, our daughter Gabrielle, at about four years old, totally absorbed in her own world after receiving a fairy tutu and crown. All of these meaningful only to us, in my opinion, the way it should be.Get your questions and comments answered here
“I really like John Churchman’s photography……he finds the magic that’s out there….”
~Susan Kneeland (via Facebook)
New Open Studio and Gallery Under Construction
We will keep you posted on the new Gallery space at the studio that will be open to the public in early 2013 and by appointment through the holidays. Open by appointment or chance (our sandwich board will be out) between now and January.
New Release Announced
I have named this image (above) ”Holiday Capital” and it is available as an artist signed, limited edition archival print.
Please reserve your edition here: Limited Edition Gallery.
By popular demand- New Products
Announcing new products for every budget in the expanded Gallery Store. Here you will find, posters, prints, canvas wraps, mugs, mouse pads, iphone covers, puzzles, magnets and of course signed fine art prints and much more. Enjoy!
“Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world”
~Francis P. Church