Today was my first day on the Sound all summer. You would think going to the beach, gazing at the blue water and feeling the coolness between your toes would be a similar sensation, but for some reason being out on a boat, on the water is a whole other world and it's tremendous.
Elizabeth Juliver is an artist. Her work is modern and thought provoking. I photographed her most recent collection the other day. Here are a few of my favorite pieces.
Elizabeth used newspaper articles from May 2, 2011, the day Osama Bin Laden was killed for this piece. It symbolizes nature rising above the destruction of man.
Elizabeth manipulated folded newspaper to create movement through the painting as if floating through the night sky.
A knife was dragged through many layers of paint in this piece to obtain the dramatic sensations of the African landscape.
The signature piece of the collection. Elizabeth used empowering newspaper headlines and phrases with a double image of a woman floating above. You are meant to feel the stripping and freeing of herself through these words.
If you would like a private viewing of Elizabeth's collection or are interested in purchasing one of her pieces, you can contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I shot a bar mitzvah last weekend and there were some beautiful moments and great photos but one photograph stood out from the rest. It was during the service while the bar mitzvah and the rabbi were reading a prayer among the Torah. It was a quiet moment but it must have caught the interest of a young guest because as we were all engrossed in the moment, a little boy in a red bow tie walked on stage to check out what was going on. The photo (to me) can either be be taken as of a boy looking at his future or an impish child planning his next move.