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Freelance Photo Retoucher At Kohler Company

People keep asking me, “So, what do you even do?” I know you’re confused and eager to know the answer.  So, let me tell you. I’m an artist, photographer, educator and blogger.  In addition, a freelance photo retoucher.  I bet you didn’t know that. My retouching journey began in a portrait studio nearly two decades…

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Fine Art Photography Degree Is Not A Waste

Negative comments about my useless fine art photography degree come reeling in. Why would you be interested in learning about film photography when it’s on the brink of extinction?  Just another dreaded question I  hear and contemplate day in and day out. Here I am, 16 years later, still photographing film and still loving it.…

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Switzerland Travel Photography

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.  The fog becomes dense, resulting in little to no visibility.     I traveled Switzerland eleven years ago.  Hence, photographing fog for over a decade.  But it wasn’t until recently that these…

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Embracing Failure Leads Somewhere

Embracing failure has its perks. If I said I was destined to be a portrait and wedding photographer, I’d be lying.  Although, it’s no coincidence I started this business.  Friends and family insisted I photograph them.  And, I’m grateful they did.  I have to be honest with you. Embracing failure is hard.  It’s taken me several years…

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Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch

SSM Health asked me to photograph Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch. I attended this event in years past.  Therefore, I knew how spectacular it was.  I happily reserved the date for Adventures on the Farm. As a freelance photographer, it’s rewarding to accept jobs that feel right.  Declining those that don’t. I…

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Wisconsin Lake Cottage Available For Rent

Lakeglass Cottage is now booking accommodations along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This mid-century modern lake cottage is a new construction located near Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  It includes modern amenities, providing you with the conveniences of home.  Consider this a home away from home.  I dream about spending my days at this lake cottage. Waking to the…

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Illuminating Women Exhibition

Illuminating Women exhibition coming soon to Thelma We’re working diligently on our upcoming exhibition, Illuminating Women.  This exhibition will shine a spotlight on inspiring women in our community. It’s been over a year in the making.  Therefore, we’re excited about the progress we’ve made thus far.  Seeing Illuminating Women come into fruition is a dream come true.  For this reason,…

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Artist’s Journey Through The Fog

Fog comes in many forms. Therefore, it can be found anywhere from our brains to the environment.  After living in this fog for nearly two decades, I refuse to remain in the midst of it.  An artist’s journey through the fog is long, complex and unclear. Fog is beautiful. Although, it may not seem like…

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Abstract Paintings By Midwest Artist

The process starts with abstract paintings. After fifteen years, I dust off my paints and brushes.  It feels natural to paint again.  With a minimal palette, I layer and blend acrylic paint into abstract paintings. Ironically, inspiration for my paintings comes from photography produced in the darkroom.  My creative process cycles through my favorite mediums,…

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Film Photography Reignites Passion

My passion lies in film photography. Getting back to the basics of photography keeps me in the industry.  I’m currently removed from portrait and wedding photography, but remain involved in the medium of fine art film photography. After more than a decade in business, it’s time to focus on the area of my craft that…

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