Artist Spotlight: Alma Haser

Alma Haser, Patient No 5 from the “Cosmic Surgery” series. Courtesy of De Soto Gallery.

Imagine a world in which plastic surgery would allow you to scramble your facial features, protecting you from surveillance technology. That’s the conceit behind Alma Haser’s “Cosmic Surgery,” a sci-fi-tinged series in which the artist photographs her subjects, then folds their faces into intricate origami designs.… Read More Artist Spotlight: Alma Haser

PH52 Spring 2017 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced

Make sure to join me at CCSF starting 3/6/17 for six Mondays of Guest Photography Lectures! Register for 1 unit or just come – open to the public. The Spring 2017 line up for “PH52: Photographers and Their Images” featuring professional photographers who come to lecture and show their work at City College of San Francisco… Read More PH52 Spring 2017 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced

“Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

To recognize Black History Month – I am sharing the fabulous film “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”  directed by Thomas Allen Harris, which I have screened with my students at the City College of San Francisco (available in our library on DVD) and via PBS. This is a… Read More “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

Artist Spotlight: Matt Lipps

Looking Through Pictures http://www.mattlipps.com In this series, Lipps explores the genre of still life photography in relation to the mise-en-scène of theater as a space for figures, props, objects—and photography itself—to perform. With a broad cast of characters culled from various high and low sources, the “actors” range from the familiar to the formal (including… Read More Artist Spotlight: Matt Lipps

Photography in France 2017

Let’s see and make beautiful photographs together. This summer I’ll be teaching, touring and making photographs in various parts of France. Join me!. Here are two very different opportunities to study and make photographs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with your questions. Both have early bird registration rates of $100 off if you register by Dec 31, 2017.… Read More Photography in France 2017

Drone Photography In Fine Art

I recently attended a “Drone Educators Conference” co-hosted by the City College of San Francisco and Skyline College in the Bay Area. I learned that while it is clear that the use of drones is trending in areas such as scientific researc, search and rescue, agriculture and industrial survey use, real estate sales and replacement for helicopter work in aerial film – it’s role in the “fine art” world has yet to become widely known. … Read More Drone Photography In Fine Art