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I started photographing and altering photos in earnest after my son was born. Before that I was a painter. When I was contemplating pregnancy, I struck a bargain with him that if I agreed to stop painting with all those nasty oil paints and solvents (so as to avoid him having a soft, spoiled melon of a head) he would, in exchange, be an excellent sleeper once he was born. (Psst - he didn't so much keep up his end of the bargain, but I guess that's to be expected when negotiating with a fetus. He actually pretends to not even remember the pact! Can you believe that?!)

I've always loved photography, and well imagery of any kind really. After an early and traumatic birth, when I found myself stranded on the sofa day after day with my bundle of joy snoring and sleep drooling all over me, I reach for my laptop and I was reborn. These photos are the fruits of that rebirth. I offer them up to you, gentle…

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  • Joined November 26, 2006

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textile, digital media, paper, camera, hands, mind, heart

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About

I started photographing and altering photos in earnest after my son was born. Before that I was a painter. When I was contemplating pregnancy, I struck a bargain with him that if I agreed to stop painting with all those nasty oil paints and solvents (so as to avoid him having a soft, spoiled melon of a head) he would, in exchange, be an excellent sleeper once he was born. (Psst - he didn't so much keep up his end of the bargain, but I guess that's to be expected when negotiating with a fetus. He actually pretends to not even remember the pact! Can you believe that?!)

I've always loved photography, and well imagery of any kind really. After an early and traumatic birth, when I found myself stranded on the sofa day after day with my bundle of joy snoring and sleep drooling all over me, I reach for my laptop and I was reborn. These photos are the fruits of that rebirth. I offer them up to you, gentle consumer, as a way to share my journey with the world (for a nominal fee, + shipping) ;0)

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