Archive for October, 2009


Artist Talk and Photography Sale – Thursday, November 5

October 26, 2009

Artist Talk and Photography Sale

Thursday, November 5

reception begins at 6pm
talk begins at 7pm

Come by the gallery for cocktails, refreshments, and to hear three of the photographers from the Fresh Perspectives show speak about their work.  Amy Miller, executive director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography and the juror for this collection will also speak!

Kavass_Kisa_The HensThe Hens by Kisa Kavass


All three photographers will have unframed prints from their current collections for sale, and all pieces from the Fresh Perspectives show will be 10% off.



Adams-NothingElseMattersSilhouette by Payton Adams

and the speakers are. . .

Kisa Kavass – One of the two grand prize winners of the show, Kisa will speak about how she creates her etherial images on tea-stained watercolor paper.

Dorothy O’Connor – Dorothy builds elaborate sets to shoot her images, like the one featured in the Fresh Perspectives show.  Hear about her set construction and how she photographs models in these tableau vivants.

Payton Adams – Payton is the youngest photographer featured in the collection (she is only 16!) and her piece is one of the most talked about.  Hear the story behind her breathtaking subjects.

Amy Miller – As the executive director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography and the juror for this show, Amy will discuss her process of choosing the pieces for this collection and how they fit into current trends in photography.

O'Connor - Room #1Room #1 by Dorothy O’Connor

Fresh Perspectives 2009 opened in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP).  Fresh Perspectives is a group show featuring works from 28 of the best emerging photographers.  Juried by Amy Miller, executive director of ACP, the collection showcases amazing talent.

show runs through November 30

Snapdragon Photography
TULA Art Center @ 75 Bennett Street, Suite K2
Atlanta, GA  30309


Painless Photoshoots – It’s not a bribe if you get a great smile!

October 14, 2009

I’m not recommending this as a general parenting tip, but when you’ve paid for a photo shoot and want it to go really well, setting some, uh, well, “expectations” is not a bad thing.  First of all, know your child.  My daughter will do just about anything – twice – for a pink lollipop.  My son is more of an action figure guy.  And consider the age.  If your child is under three years old, delayed gratification is generally not a concept they understand, so I would consider another strategy all together (another post on that one to come!).

Start talking about the shoot a few days ahead of time, and explain what it will be like and what will be expected of them.  Talk about how fun it will be (You can wear this beautiful dress!  Daddy will be making super silly faces to make you laugh!) and what they can expect in return for a job well done.  And most importantly of all, be relaxed and laid back about it (or fake it!).  Try not to put pressure on the kids or yourself.  Focus on the fun and the treat, not the result.  It will be great!

Crop Auger 95-94 combo

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Fresh Perspectives Winners!

October 11, 2009

After the show opened, Amy Miller came by for her last duty as Juror and selected the two grand prize winners – Lori Vrba and Kisa Kavass!  It was a difficult choice – the quality of work is extremely high, and Amy was very impressed seeing all of the pieces hung.  The winners get a dual show in the gallery next summer.  I am very excited about the selections, and I think each of their work compliments the others, which will make a fantastic exhibition next summer!

vrba_CURLS“Curls” by Lori Vrba

vrba_RESTING“Resting” by Lori Vrba

Kavass_Kisa_The Hens“The Hens” by Kisa Kavass

Kavass_Kisa_Grey Spirit“Grey Spirit” by Kisa Kavass


Fresh Perspectives Opening – Huge Success!

October 5, 2009

The opening of Fresh Perspectives 2009 was Thursday night, and what a great night it turned out to be!  Many people had the chance to meet and talk with the photographers featured in the show and were able to enjoy the exhibit over a glass of wine.  This show has amazing work, very cutting edge, and very breathtaking.  If you weren’t able to make it out Thursday night, I hope you will stop by the gallery and experience the fresh perspectives of our areas emerging photographers soon.  Fresh Perspectives 2009 runs through November 30th!

Gallery hours:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12-5pm and by appointment


Dorothy O'Connor, Ron Hughes, Amy Miller, Jennifer Schwartz

Dorothy O'Connor, Ron Hughes, Amy Miller, Jennifer Schwartz