My expertise is in identifying and refining your unique vision to represent it’s most impactful presence in image and text. As a trained professional counselor and published author I interview to explore your creative process and collaborate to contextualize your work.
Studio Visit or Video Conference
Individual Portfolio Reviews
By appointment 30 minute session
By appointment 1 - 3 hour sessions
Consultation on existing projects, preparing for portfolio reviews, and/or creating exhibition proposal.
-Exploration and development of concept.
-Photo Editing and sequencing.
-Contextualize work and/or projects within the visual culture landscape.
-Create and edit artist statement, bio and marketing materials.
Cost $150 per hour (reduced fee for purchase of 8 - 10 hour consultation block)
In Studio @ 17 Hawkins Street Somerville MA in Union Square
Note : 10% savings on workshops, lectures and classes for members of the Griffin Museum and Photographic Resource Center. $5 savings for students.
Concept Aware® Offered 3 Ways: Beginner’s Guide, 6 session class, or Weekend Workshop
Concept Aware® : A Beginners Guide
Wednesday Evening: September 4 from 7 - 8:30 pm
Weekend: September 21 from 11 - 12:30 pm
Weekend: November 16 from 11 - 12:30 pm
Wednesday Evening: November 20 from 7 - 8:30 pm
Concept Aware® (CA) is a unique creative framework for concept development. How you see and why it matters forms the foundation of your creative practice. This overview outlines principles of the CA structure in a presentation utilizing contemporary photography. It is a perfect place to explore if a CA class or workshop is of interest and/or use.
Cost: $35 (Fee is applied towards future CA workshop or class)
6 Session Concept Aware® Class (limit to 6 participants)
Wednesdays: September 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16 and 23
6:30 - 9 pm
A weekly class presenting the 8 essential elements of creative practice within the Concept Aware® framework. Illustrated using contemporary photography each element is isolated, analysed and practiced via lecture, small group activities and exercises. The result is an awareness of how you see and why it matters. Open to emerging artists and established professionals.
2 Day Concept Aware ® Weekend Workshop (limit to 6 participants)
October 26 - 27
10 - 4 pm
A weekend intensive presenting the 8 essential elements of creative practice within the Concept Aware® framework. Illustrated using contemporary photography each element is isolated, analysed and practiced via lecture, small group activities and exercises. The result is an awareness of how you see and why it matters. Open to emerging artists and established professionals.
Elements of the Creative Practice Tuesday Lecture Series, 7- 8:30 pm
Portfolio Review, October 29
Editing & Sequencing, November 19
Artist Statement, December 11
Concept Aware® is supported by these elements of creative practice. These are building blocks which are foundational to support your inspired ideas.
Each of these lectures explores an aspect of the artist’s/photographer’s concept development and presentation.
Exercises, examples and resources are included with a brief lecture presentation.
Cost: $55 individual, $150 for the series
Concept Aware® Master Class (Open to previous CA class and workshop participants)
Monthly Monday Evening 3 hour Sessions, 6 - 9pm
September 16, October 14, November 18, December 9
An opportunity to review and actualize the 8 elements of CA. Assignments, reading material and resources are provided. Expand an existing body of work or begin a new one with a collective to support and refine your creative practice.
Guided Critique Group
Monthly Monday Evening 3 hour Sessions, 6 - 9pm
September 30, October 28, November 25, December 9
Monthly Tuesday Daytime 3 hour Sessions, 10 - 1pm
September 17, October 15, November 19, December 10
Refine existing work or begin a new project in a supportive small group. Emerging and seasoned image-makers will enhance their creative practice by strengthening use of specific elements in their artistic process. Assignments, reading material and resources will be provided.
Art Library Hours:
Wednesdays 2 - 6pm (or by appointment)
Browse my collection of photo books, monologues, and catalogs.
Photo and art non-fiction books too.
Paris Photo Pre-Planning Meeting for Guided Tour Participants:
Tuesday September 24
Tuesday October 22
7 - 8:30 pm
Paris Photo is the largest international photo fair with a feast of options - 100 + exhibits, panel discussions, booksellers, and book signings.
Our meetings outline the myriad offerings inside the fair on the first session and all photo related happenings outside the fair on the second session. Concurrent with Paris Photo are Fotofever, Photo Saint Germain and 2 outside Book Fairs.
My guided tour information and registration is available here.
Cost included in tour fee.
Paris Photo Review
Griffin Museum of Photography - 50 Shore Road Winchester MA, 7 - 8:30 pm
A slide presentation of the highlights of Paris Photo. See trends, output options and concepts by photographers from 30+ countries. More information here.
$10 (Griffin Museum Members) $15 (Non-Members) $5 (Full-time students)
Photo Book Book Group, 7 - 9 pm
Thursday November 21 - Kahn and Selesnick
Tuesday December 10 - Trine Sondergaard
A deep dive into the creative process of a photo book each month. Work our way through my art library and bring ones to share.