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I've been taking pictures most of my life.
I remember a plastic Brownie camera when I was a Girl Scout, then a Nikon FX I got from my dad. When the Nikon died, I couldn't afford a comparable replacement, so I bought a digital Brownie, or as a friend described it: The modern equivalent of a pinhole camera.
These are the images I've captured ever since. Mostly on walks with my dawg through Greenwich Village, where I lived for nearly half of my life.
But now I'm in Brooklyn, which is the new Manhattan, starting with the fact that our new mayor lives here with his family. My old neighborhood was a page right out of The Stepford Wives. Everybody looking the same, acting the same. Creepy.
My new neighborhood is like living at the U.N. Exotic garb and many foreign languages. My old dawg died back in September, which left me heartbroken. But the crack is being filled…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 14
  • Joined August 10, 2010

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digital images, sunshine, Kodak and Nikon technology, found objects, glittery embellishments, acrylic paint, gouache paint, watercolor paint, and glue, lots of glue

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About

I've been taking pictures most of my life.
I remember a plastic Brownie camera when I was a Girl Scout, then a Nikon FX I got from my dad. When the Nikon died, I couldn't afford a comparable replacement, so I bought a digital Brownie, or as a friend described it: The modern equivalent of a pinhole camera.
These are the images I've captured ever since. Mostly on walks with my dawg through Greenwich Village, where I lived for nearly half of my life.
But now I'm in Brooklyn, which is the new Manhattan, starting with the fact that our new mayor lives here with his family. My old neighborhood was a page right out of The Stepford Wives. Everybody looking the same, acting the same. Creepy.
My new neighborhood is like living at the U.N. Exotic garb and many foreign languages. My old dawg died back in September, which left me heartbroken. But the crack is being filled by my new dawg, a puppy-mill rescue. My world is small, but hardly parochial.
In some respects, my images are examples of street photography. But generally this genre is more gonzo in nature, and images often include people. I purposely avoid human faces. I don't want to deal with releases, permissions or lawsuits.
I'm not hunting down moments. I'm looking for things that have been around forever, but un-noticed.
Images hiding in plain sight.
As for my PoolGirl art, well, they're sense memories of when I was very young. When my world was new, and make-believe was very real.
Enjoy!

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