The Artwork of Franklin Jonas

posted on: August 27, 2005

I discovered Frank's work when I was working for a local historic mansion. He was thoroughly engrossed in a project of various geometric sketchings which appeared to be very M.C. Escher-like in the way they transformed and developed. That was nearly 3 years ago. Most recently I had the pleasure of photographing Frank's older works that were published in an art textbook and recently purchased by Daimler Chrysler. Photographing paintings is a logistical challenge because of color temperature, lighting, and glare. The image above was compiled from detail shots of a few of his paintings. The color on-screen pales in comparison to actually viewing these paintings in person, but gives an overall idea of the nature of this particular set of works. If you'd like to view more of Frank's paintings, visit his Flickr gallery. The project he's working on at the moment (and for the last decade) is not publicly available yet, but is very exciting! Email Frank if you're interested in his work or if you'd like to schedule a private studio visit. If you're lucky, he may even give you a glimpse of his current project.

Dery Photography

posted on: August 20, 2005

When I first saw Jen's work, I thought, "There's a photographer I'd really like to meet!" She's very humble about her work and her work is simply fantastic. She has a style all her own that comes across in each photograph and there's a subtle, undefinable quality to her work that makes it very special. Perhaps what I enjoy the most is the beauty of her simplicity. She doesn't use a bunch of special effects to make a photograph better- they are naturally beautiful. I invite you to check her out, and if you happened to book her instead of me, there are absolutely no hard feelings ;-). Click on the image below to view more from Dery Photography.


posted on: August 15, 2005

Since it's difficult for my husband and I to get away on the weekends, we decided to take a mid-week trip to Toronto on the spur of the moment. We really didn't have any set plans other than just putzing around in the city for a few days. A few of my favorite highlights of the trip were the Casa Loma, Art Gallery of Ontario, and The Distillery District. Toronto is such a great city as a whole with very friendly people and kindly labeled neighborhoods, I can't wait to go back for a more extended stay.

Kelly & Paul's Wedding

posted on: August 8, 2005

Congratulations to Kelly & Paul! Their wedding was at the quaint Heritage Park Gardens in Shelby Twp. I only got to be with them for two hours on their special day, so I tried to make the most of the time I had with them. They did the sand ceremony which was a very nice alternative to the unity candle. Click here to see select photos from their wedding ceremony.

By the way... the (amr) in the corner is experimental- let me know if you love it or hate it. It may be too "modern" for me ;-)

August Desktop Images

posted on: August 1, 2005

Every month or so I change my desktop image to a recent photograph I've taken and I thought it would be fun to share these images in my blog so that you can download them for your desktop as well! Every month I'll try to post a new image that is suitable for displaying at desktop size and resolution. Click on an image to download a copy for your desktop.

This is actually my favorite image from my lily study. However, I'm unsure of it's potential as a print, so I've decided to make it one of my free desktop images. The very shallow depth of field creates beautifully soft shapes of color that seem to flow together seamlessly. I think it perfectly depicts the August heat and humidity which flowers love. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

This is actually from a point & shoot camera that I use for traveling (which is why you will notice more grain). I was in an experimental mood one day and decided to drop a necklace of metallic blue beads into a scallop shaped glass full of water and then photograph it at different angles. I like this as a background image because the edges fringe out creating soft lines that won't compete with icons and text, while still having a fairly abstract sense of shape and bold color. I think it perfectly compliments the image above by suggesting something cool and refreshing on a hot day.

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