Fine Art Photography Degree Is Not A Waste

By laura / December 15, 2021 /

Negative comments about my useless fine art photography degree are nonstop. “Why would you be interested in learning about film photography when it’s on the brink of extinction?” they ask.  This is a question I hear and contemplate nearly every day. Twenty years later, I’m still photographing film. I love it as much as I…

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Eiffel Tower Paris France Photography

By laura / November 17, 2021 /

I couldn’t visit Paris, France without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. But, my next trip to France will look different than my first.  Rather than spending the majority of my time in Paris, I’ll be exploring more of the Burgundy region southeast of Paris. I’ve traveled solo before, but never internationally. I believe the best…

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Travel Oberammergau Germany

By laura / September 29, 2021 /

Travel Oberammergau through the eyes of an artist photographer. I am fortunate to have the opportunities to travel the United States and beyond.  The world is a beautiful place.  While each of us sees it a little differently because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Travel Oberammergau with me and notice details overlooked…

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Garmisch Germany Travel Photography

By laura / September 22, 2021 /

We make a stop in Garmisch as we travel Bavaria, Germany. Along the southern border of Germany, at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch captures my heart. Barack Obama is running for president of the United States of America while I visit Garmisch. It’s 2008 and speaking a foreign language about American politics is…

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Amsterdam Fine Art Photography

By laura / September 8, 2021 /

Amsterdam Fine Art Photography Bicycles surround me, weaving in and out of traffic.  Boats tour the historic canals.  Amsterdam is known for the red-light district and cannabis coffee shops.  Endless opportunities for a fine art photographer. I wander into this flower shop and gaze at the bouquets of color surrounding me.  Inspiration hits hard.  It’s…

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Mount Pilatus Lucerne Switzerland

By laura / July 29, 2021 /

Riding the gondola toward the peak of Mount Pilatus resembles my life. Anticipation isn’t the only thing that rises as we near the summit of Mount Pilatus.  The fog becomes dense, resulting in little to no visibility. I traveled Switzerland thirteen years ago.  Hence, photographing fog for over a decade.  But it wasn’t until recently…

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Artist Photographer Represents Herself

By laura / May 12, 2021 /

If a gallery won’t represent me as an artist photographer, I’ll represent myself. This is an ambitious goal, but anything is possible with the right mindset.  Nothing can stop a person with a strong faith and belief that all things are possible.  Building a successful business as an artist photographer is not only possible, it’s…

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Adventurous Travel to Athens Greece

By laura / February 17, 2021 /

Adventurous travel to Athens, Greece is no easy task. We arrive in Athens, Greece.  After a LONG day of travel!  Chicago to Istanbul, Istanbul to Athens.  But not without a missed flight, of course. We exit the aircraft in Istanbul. The time is too tight for our connecting flight to Athens, but we hustle anyway.…

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Artist Residency Opportunities

By laura / February 3, 2021 /

I’m supposed to be packing my bags for a solo trip to France. But, life doesn’t always go as planned.  In the Spring of 2020, I was accepted into the artist residency at Chateau d’Orquevaux.  I’m looking forward to exploring the quaint villages of the French countryside and telling the locals’ stories.  The Chateau d’Orquevaux…

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Wisconsin Artist Makes Confession

By laura / January 27, 2021 /

I’m a small-town Wisconsin artist. Finally, I admit this and it makes me proud to look back and see how far I’ve come.  The process of becoming an artist was challenging for me because it lacked encouragement. “You can’t just be an artist,” they stated. I’ve heard this statement all my life and actually believed…

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