The Artist and The Space ~ Rachel

I met Minneapolis photographer Rachel Simmons last fall, I even interviewed her for my podcast. She is not your ordinary family photographer, she uses her amazing studio space to create an imaginary world for children’s birthday parties. I met with her yesterday morning as she...

The Artist and The Space: Andrew

This week I had the privilege to be invited to spend time with Andrew Dipper, a renowned maker and restorer of fine violins and cellos from London. Andrew is also a historian and a writer. He now works in Minneapolis as vice president at the...

The Artist and The Space ~ Charlie and Pop

After a crazy busy month of traveling followed by end-of-year festivities, I finally had the time to visit another artist and continue this series. I made plan to visit my friend Charlie Maguire at his studio in the California building in Minneapolis and, as a...

The Artist and The Space ~ Emily

The 5th artist of this series is Emily Johnson, a jewelry artist who works from her studio in the Northrup King Building, in the heart of the Minneapolis art district. I love her designs, especially the raw hammered metal work she so skillfully creates. She...

The Artist and The Space ~ Harriet

Harriet Bart is a world renowned conceptual artist. I had the privilege to visit her studio in Minneapolis a few days ago. Although this series is about the artist and the space, it’s impossible to dissociate Harriet’s work from the space because her studio is...

The Artist and The Space ~ Philip

Philip is a stained glass designer. His space, unlike the two first featured artists, is much more industrial due to the medium he works with. Phil’s studio is on the top floor and every inch of the space is used. He was working on a...

Tired of Winter

It’s March 31, it snowed again… I am SO tired of winter that I went to the conservatory at Como Park today. It was packed with people. All probably feeling the same way I do. I’ve been so busy in my office since I returned from...

Paris – San Francisco – NYC – Paris – Cabourg

Bonjour! It’s been a while, I haven’t posted since February. Did you miss me? I’ve busy traveling, teaching, writing… And of course: Taking pictures! I thought it was time to show you a few pics I collected over the past few weeks in Paris, San Francisco, New...

Escape the cold, go photo-antiquing

There there many things I love to photograph on bitterly cold days. The weather has never been an excuse for me not to exercise my ‘visual push-ups’. One of my favorite activities is what I call ‘photo-antiquing’. It’s not simply walking into an antique store and...